Zulq'idah 22, 1426/December 24, 2005 #94
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS: New Trend wishes its Christian readers,
the best of Christmas. Muslims share belief with Christians
in the sublime message of Jesus calling for peace and
justice on earth. New Trend urges Christians to realize
that the Qur'an never calls for conflict with Christians.
Unfortunately, Christianity today is being manipulated by
the Zionists. The previous Pope recognized Israel without
discussing the issue with Palestinians and Muslims whose
lands the Jews have stolen and usurped by force of arms.
Jesus preached peace while Zionism preaches war. It is time
for Christians to recognize that their enemy is Zionism, not Islam
Ph.D in a Cell:
Latest News of Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi:
On January 5, 2005 [Thursday] a bail hearing is scheduled
for Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi, a Palestinian-American educationist..
We urge Muslims in the mosques of Miami city to attend the
hearing. This devout Muslim who has committed no crime has
been kept hidden from the Muslim communities too long.
Muslims in Miami, we urge you, please go to the hearing which
will be held in the Federal Court in downtown Miami. We will
publish the time and room number in a few days, inshallah.
Also, New Trend has obtained Dr. Jayyousi's prison address.
If you would like to write him, please get the address by writing to:
or by calling: 410-435-5000.
New Trend's Persons of the Year
The Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen sent the following
nominations for PERSONS of the YEAR for publication in
New Trend. These nominations do not necessarily mean that
we endorse everything these individuals do or say. The
nomination focuses on the specific achievements
listed in front of each name:
1. Minister Louis Farrakhan. For the Millions More March
which picked up from where the Million Man March had
left off and surpassed it. Minister Farrakhan speaks
to Christians and Muslims alike as no one else can. He
has the spiritual power to express the ethos of the
African-American angst. His verbalization of the Katrina
disaster captured the essence of the agony of
Black America and the racism which is rampant
in this beautiful land.
2. Cindy Sheehan. For her attempted confrontation with
President Bush and her pursuit of him to Crawford ranch
in her attempts to end the war in Iraq. Her protest,
bold and courageous as it was, coming from a mother
whose son was killed in Iraq, tipped the scales of
public opinion against President Bush
and the Jewish-Zionist war machine.
3. Lynne Stewart. For her total sacrifice of herself,
her time, money and abilities in her efforts to defend
the rights of the blind Shaikh Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman,
so much so that she herself has been convicted of
"terrorism." She stands for all that is decent in
America. Her struggle is linked to the key factor in
the rule of law: the attorney-client relationship.
As a grandmother, she faces the most evil attempt of
the Bush administration to crush those who oppose its will.
4. Ramsey Clark. For his defense of President Saddam Hussain
and his bold expression that those who are involved in
Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay have no right to try the
victimized President whose country has been occupied by
military force in violation of all the norms of
international law. Mr. Clark has consistently stood
for rule of law, fair trial, justice and opposition
to imperalism around the world.
5. Muhammad Mish'al. For his uncompromising opposition
to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. He has been the
target of numerous attempts by Israel to assassinate him.
As leader of the Islamic Resistance movement in Palestine,
he has not sold out in an atmospher where temptation and
betrayal are always around the corner. He was exiled
first to Jordan and then to Syria.
6. Sami al-Arian. This university professor of Palestinian
descent in Southern Florida is a soft spoken friend of
America who never thought he would be branded as a "terrorist."
His spiritual strength and resilience surfaced when he was
arrested, humiliated and mistreated in prison. He was
steadfast in his suffering and recently a jury found that
the most serious charges against him could not be
substantiated. He has become symbol of righteousness
for Muslim Americans who want the freedom of expression
to support the rights of the Palestinian people.
7. Nadrat Siddique. In America's history, Nadrat, a
Pakistani-American, was the first Islamic woman to
stand up for the defense of political prisoners. In
particular, she organized the Committee to Free
Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman which gained support
coast-to-coast when many Muslim men were running
to sever all links with the Shaikh after his arrest.
She wrote a new chapter in the history of America's
Muslims by challenging the government's attempts to
victimize the Shaikh. The history of Islamic
human rights activism in America begins with her efforts.
8. Abdurrahman Dilipak is one of the most active
defenders of Islam in Turkey through his articles/column
in the Vakit newspaper. For many years, he and his group
have developed newspapers and he consistently promotes
the concept of Ummah in his articles and has not wavered
from the orders of the Holy Qur'an and Sunnah,
especially these days when many Muslim writers are
wavering because of EU politics or because of so-called
global democratic movements. He is not only a good
writer but knowledgeable in Islam. He is a good role
model for young Muslim writers whose intention is to
work solely for Islam. He is constantly being brought
to court because of his truthful writings about Islam.
For more information see www.vakit.com.tr and go to
the yazarlar (writers) on the left side and you will
see all the writers including Abdurrahman Dilipak.
9. Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. Leader of Jamaat ad-Da'wa,
Pakistan's Jihad movement, for his current mobilization
of Pakistanis to help the victims of the cataclysmic
earthquake in northern Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. Never
has Pakistan seen volunteer work on such a scale to help
the needy as has been brought about under his leadership.
The movement he leads has outdone the efforts of the army
and all relief organizations combined.
10. Syed Munawwar Hasan. Secretary General of Jamaate Islami
Pakistan, for his unremitting efforts to stop the Musharraf
regime's drive to betray Pakistan's ideals, integrity and
sovereignty. He used peaceful means and mass demonstrations
to put General Musharraf on the defensive and to bring
about an effective Islamic coalition. Also, in Karachi,
his organizational efforts put fascist groups,
like MQM, linked to the regime on the retreat.
11. Dr. Anwarul Haque. An outstanding physician, a devout
Muslim and scholar of Islam, in Islamabad, Pakistan, a
fearless critic of General Musharraf's regime, for his
part in inducting Pakistani doctors into the struggle to
help the neediest sections of society where disease is
rampant. Special mention should be made of the efforts
of his team to help the earthquake victims. He has that
rare combination of scientific ability and Qur'anic
spirituality which Muslim countries need.
12. David Irving. Great British historian for his
meticulous research on Winston Churchill which
uncovers the British leader as a mass murderer,
charlatan, and Zionist. Irving is unique among
historians for using original, mostly unpublished,
sources and letting the facts take him where they
will. He could find no documentary evidence for the
Soviet-Jewish story of the gas chambers in Auschwitz.
As a result, today he is in prison in Austria and will
be tried for his "thought crime" against the established
order. He is an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq.
NOTE: Dr. Kaukab Siddique was not involved in the
nomination of number 7 on this list.
RE: Mauri Saalakhan's false letter about Siraj Wahhaj.
ISNA boss Siraj Wahhaj Did Make False Accusation against
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman.
[Dear readers of New Trend: This brotherly letter was sent to
Mauri Saalakhan 20 days back. We doubt if anyone can write a
nicer letter to Saalakhan but Saalakhan did not even reply.
So Br. Nabeel's letter is being published herewith uncut.
Remember that the blind Shaikh, Islamic leader of millions,
Hafize Qur'an, scholar par excellence, Ph.D from Al-Azhar,
is in prison for life owing to this vilification by the
likes of Siraj Wahhaj.]
Shaikh Nabeel al-Masri who was in the Court on that Day Bears Witness.
As Salaam Alikum
My Very Dear Br. Saalakhan
You know how much I love you as a brother, good leader,
and True activist......here is one of the RARE occasions
that I disagree with you. In the event, GOD forbid,
Br. Siraj is detained, I believe that ISNA, ICNA, AMC,
etc will jump up/down to protest his detention..... he
is on the Board and he is a very smart man ....street
smarts...he knows how to balance his talk, he avoids
confrontation with the Government in a very smart way...NO
ONE CAN TAKE AWAY FROM BR. SIRAJ what he did in his early
days as Imam of Masjid Altaqwa and in Brooklyn NY.....his
record speaks for itself.....BUT later on, actually since
his OPENING of the Congress Session where he recited
Alfatiha...That was the turning point in his
Attitude....EGO became his problem....and it is
getting bigger by the day...he is on the BOARD of
so many organizations...regardless of his
qualifications...his name put him on the top 5-personalities
in the States.....I have NO [problem with that but his EGO
is what I have a problem with....You cannot get close to
him for security reasons, he became like ALL the Rulers in
the Muslim world....he is being ISOLATED
The mere fact that his name is on the same list where
Br. Ahmad Sattar
was on does NOT mean he is a suspect or they (BIG Brother)
looking at him in a bad way.......that list contained
172 names, some were dead long time ago...some were
alive at the time like Dr. M. T. Mehdi..............I
am sorry to say that the African American Muslim Community
went berserk about the name of Siraj being on the list,
while the same community did NOT make a single move to
protest the other names ! ! !
Regarding the trial of Dr. Omar, I was there every day. As
you know, I am a paralegal for Dr. Omar, I am the executor
of his will as registered with the US BOP........I do have
access to the transcripts of Br. Siraj's testimony....Br.
Siraj was requested to testify by the defense......what he
said in court was NOT true. I challenge him or any one to
PROVE THAT DR. OMAR SERIOUSLY ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO ROB
BANKS.......Br. Siraj said that with a BIG smile on his
face......I was there, I saw it with my own eyes, heard
it with my own ears.
IT WAS NOT TRUE....if it was true, I have NO PROBLEM,
one MUST state the truth not hearsay.....what Br. Siraj
gave was a testimony based on hear say ONLY.....I know
how the defense lawyer (Mr. Abdeen Jebara ) felt about
it and he ended the questioning at once.....
The question is WHY???? Why Br. Siraj made such damaging statement?
May be envy? May be dislike? May be Difference in opinion? May be
Siraj was doped to give such answer? May be he had a private
discussion with Dr Omar that we are not aware of?
ONLY ALLAH AND SIRAJ KNOW the answer to the question..............
Br. Saalakhan, I am NEITHER defending Dr. Omar NOR
attacking Br. Siraj....I am just stating a
FACT............Dr. Omar has ALLAH on his side,
therefore no need to defend him NOW....let
Dr. Omar GAIN "HASANAT" from such people who
damaged his reputation intentionally or not...as
for Br. Siraj, who I am to attack him ? He is
MUCH bigger, famous, and well respected in the
eyes of too many people, therefore, even if I want
to damage him, I can not....like a drop from the
Ocean...no impact whatsoever.....
Why I am writing to you about this case?
Because I felt that you were MISLED about these
facts.....and out of my love to you, I am trying
to correct some of these no-facts.....I wish you
to make a correction...I know you are a man of
Courage with ZERO EGO.....You are a humble man....I hope
I STILL LOVE YOU and RESPECT you
Islam in America after 9.11
Post 9.11 Persecution left the Muslims Leaderless: New Leaders Needed.
By Kaukab Siddique
Government Trying to Nationalize Islam: Agents Placed Within Muslim Groups.
Early in December 2005, Masjid al-Islam held a post-Ramadan
'itikaf and invited Muslim Imams to address the
participants. Masjid al-Islam located in Washington, DC
[S.E.] is one of the very few independent mosques in America.
Imam Musa, the leader of this community, embraced Islam
three decades back and is known for his support of Islamic
Sudan. He is one of the very few Muslim leaders who have
the backbone to stand up for the rights of Imam Jamil al-Amin.
Dr. Kaukab Siddique was one of the speakers at the
'itikaf. In his introduction, Imam Musa gave
the highest possible praise to Dr. Siddique and placed
him above all other Islamic people in America. [Praise deleted.].
Here are the main points of Dr. Siddique's presentation. He spoke for two hours:
Nationalization of Islam by the Bush Administration:
After 9.11, the U.S. government started a systematic process
of "nationalization" of Islam. The Muslims of America were
to be cut off from the universal Ummah of Islam. One
major step in this direction was the criminalization of
Muslim relief organizations which sent charitable funds
to Palestine, Chechnia, Bosnia, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and
other Muslim countries. Travel was seen as suspicious
and Muslim travellers were frequently hassled and sometimes arrested.
Role of pro-Government Muslim groups in "nationalization."
Heavily funded Muslim groups which were known for their
subservience to the government were pressed into service.
ISNA-CAIR and their affiliates were happy to oblige in
the development of an "American Islam" or "moderate Islam."
Soon after 9.11, we saw the FBI being invited into Muslim
communities by these groups. Already these elements had
provided lists of all the mosques in America to the
government, complete with addresses, phone numbers and
names of organizing members.
These Muslim leaders participated in all governmental
activities meant to convey the impression that Muslims
of America oppose the Muslims of the world and are in
the ranks of the U.S. government. Thus the attempt was
made to delink U.S. Muslims from the Ummah of Islam in
direct violation of the Qur'an.
FAILURE of the Enemies of Islam in America:
The most important failure occurred in the area of the
media blitz. The Zionist-controlled media ["mainstream media"]
spent billions of dollars to spew a daily stream of hatred
against Islam and Muslims for more than FOUR YEARS. The
results show that the media have failed miserably to stir
up the American people against the Muslims of America.
There have been about 20 attacks on mosques, carried out
by fringe elements, resulting in most cases in minor
damage. No Muslim has been killed in a nation of 260 million people.
Thus it is evident that the American people have not "bought"
the Zionist propaganda. [Earlier Imam Musa confirmed that
Masjid al-Islam has not faced any hostility from non-Muslim neighbors.]
SECOND FAILURE of the GOVERNMENT:
The pro-government Muslim organizations are drawing fewer
and fewer people. People like Syed Sayeed of ISNA used to
think that large numbers of people come to the ISNA
conference because they support ISNA. Gradually he and
other ISNA-types have learned that people come to visit
the bazar, to socialize, to find mates for their children.
As ISNA invited the FBI into Muslim communities, Muslims
became wary of ISNA activities.
New groups have emerged among Muslims to help the government
in its spying activities. These have shown a worse
performance than ISNA-CAIR. Some of them openly offered
to be 'snitches' for the government and to catch "extremists"
and hand them over. [Mahdi Bray, etc.] Again, in spite of
funding, they got little support from the Muslim community.
Muslims attend Juma' in large numbers, not because the
mediocre, pro-government imams of large mosques have any
leadership to offer, but simply because Muslims need a
place to pray. Most Muslims consider themselves part of the
Ummah of Islam, which is global. ISNA-CAIR, ICNA, WD
etc are American organizations working to serve narrow ends
in sharp contradiction with the Qur'an and the Sunnah.
OFFER TO SELF-DECLARED LEADERS:
After 9.11, I wrote on the Internet urging ISNA, ICNA, WD
etc to declare that they will follow the Qur'an and
authentic Hadith in all matters, especially in matters
relating to the U.S. government. If they cannot, they
should remove the word "Islamic" or "Muslim" from the
titles of their organizations. These groups failed even
to make this basic commitment which is essential for
any Muslim organization. These self-declared "leaders"
have failed miserably to tackle ANY issue concerning
the oppression of Muslims by the U.S. government.
ROLE of U.S. GOVERNMENT:
The failure of leadership becomes all the more evident when
one realizes that although the American people have been
compassionate to Muslims, the American government, controlled
as it is by Zionists and International Jewry, has oppressed
America's Muslims with all its power. The authentic leaders
of the Muslims have been imprisoned and humiliated, top
among them Imam Jamil al-Amin and Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman.
Tens of thousands of Muslims have been investigated.
Thousands have been deported. Life imprisonment is ordained
for Muslims convicted of NON-VIOLENT "crimes" of attempting
to contact overseas Islamic organizations. [Think of
Masaud Khan and the Virginia "jihad" network who were
anti-India, not anti-U.S.]
In all these matters, the Muslim "leaders" sided with the
government or simply claimed that this is not part of
our responsibility. To help in the nationalization, the
ISNA-CAIR-ICNA conglomerate came up with a Fatwa against
terrorism after the London bombing though they had not
cheeped in the slightest when Muslims were being bombed
in Kandahar, Baghdad, Falluja and terrorized in occupied
Palestine. Thus these "leaders" made Islam a tool of
U.S. foreign policy. [Voice of America broadcasting is
used to convince the Muslim world that America's Muslims
are happy and are supportive of U.S. foreign policy.]
TIME HAS COME FOR CHANGE OF MUSLIM LEADERSHIP in USA:
The Muslims of America are estimated at 5 to 7 million.
Of these about 30,000 are attracted to the
ISNA-CAIR-ICNA-WD conglomerate and that too
peripherally and in a mediocre way. Thus, after
all these betrayals, the time has come for change
of leadership in Muslim America. People like Imam Musa
should be speaking to Muslims all over America. There
are numerous INDEPENDENT mosques in America. They
should join hands to form a coalition to displace
the government-sponsored, government-supporting leadership.
The current self-appointed leaders, like Qadianis, want to
hook up with the government and to prostrate in front of
their "ka'aba," the White House. By contrast, true Muslims
must go to serve the people, and go to leaders only to
challenge them. Remember that the sahabah in the crucible
of Makka were the oppressed and the dowtrodden, the
slaves, the women, the people of understanding from
insignificant tribes, like Abu Bakr, r.a. The first
martyr was a slave woman, Sumayya, r.a. Islam rises
from the masses, not from the priviliged classes.
ALLAH's HAND SHOWS US THE WAY:
Muslims in America should be proud of the fact that the
Islamic people of Iraq did not accept defeat in spite of
overwhelming American fire power. The Islamic resistance
has just about defeated America. More and more we hear
voices urging an "exit strategy." In Afghanistan too
the Taliban are resurgent.
The Tsunami, Katrina and the earthquake in Pakistan have
shown us that the world is changing, and the changes
are going to be drastic.
ROLE of U.S. MUSLIMS:
We have to be "witnesses before mankind," [the Qur'an]
not nationalists, not part of any race or culture in
any limited sense. Hence, as Imam Jamil al-Amin said,
it is a terrible blunder to attempt to become part of
the American power structure through participation in
presidential elections. If this power structure is evil,
how can we remain Islamic by becoming part of evil?
Already we have seen the disasters brought about by the
bloc vote for Bush which Muslim "leaders" perpetrated.
We must stand for justice, against all oppression. We can't
be Democrat or Republican. We can't endorse a system which
legitimizes homosexuality. Already many imams are skirting
the criticism of homosexuality because they want to fit
into the "system."
No Muslim worth the name will accept the legitimacy of Israel.
The ISNA-CAIR-ICNA-WD conglomerate recognizes Israel and thus
has cut itself off from the Islamic ummah in direct violation
of the Qur'an.
The pro-government people say, if Muslims don't participate
in elections, how will we influence America? These people
forget how Islam works. The only authentic example for us
is that of Muhammad Mustafa, peace be on him. Can you
imagine the Prophet, pbuh, asking people to make a choice
between Abu Jahl and Abu Sufian or to vote for any one of them?
HERE IS HOW ISLAM WORKS:
* Person to person. If 5 million of us follow Islam in
our daily lives, we will be more influential at incredibly
lower cost than by winning any number of seats in any election.
Pray five times a day, don't drink, smoke or take drugs, care
for your neighbors, help to heal the sick, help the old, the
infirm, the children. Share all the good you have.
That is how Islam works.
* Speak out, express yourself, organize, mobilize, write,
email, create your OWN MEDIA. Remember that the
MILLION MAN MARCH took place although the ADL and the
New York Times tried to stop it.
* Both the Right and the Left should know that you will
support the truth, the weak, the oppressed, regardless of their ideology.
* Don't invite non-Muslims of leadership levels from
the power structure into mosques. That is counter-da'wah
and presents the power structure as our friends. Instead
go into the non-Muslim organizations and address them if
you are capable of speaking honestly and without hypocrisy.
* Never break the law. We don't need guns and
violence to win. We have the Qur'an which is more
powerful than anything the other side has, and we
have the example of Muhammad, pbuh, which is a better
and more complete example than anything the other side has.
* We are peaceful people and we do not break any laws.
Thast does not mean that we should try to denigrate jihad
by claiming that it simply means "striving" or that getting
up for fajr is jihad! We must help Americans to understand
that Muslims in Kashmir, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq,
Chechnia, Somalia, Sudan, South Thailand, South Philippines
will fight back and take part in Jihad because Islam
commands Jihad in such situations and does not
permit oneself to be enslaved.
* We must be part of America because it is a land which
belongs to Allah. We must be with the African-American,
Hispanic, Native American people of America in their
just struggles. That is what makes us American and Islamic.
We must liberate the exploited women of America. We must
realize that the U.S. power structure is the biggest
exploiter of women in the world. When we invite women
to become people with a full humanity, rather than objects
for sale as this cukture shows them, then we are being
American and Muslim.
* Many American women understand that Islam means
liberation from exploitation. The U.S. power structure
wants to unclothe women and pays them according to how
much they can amuse men. Islam says that the woman as
mother is second only to Allah [Sura Nisa]. Islam teaches
modesty first to men, and then to women. If men are not
modest, they will continue to be exploiters. The biggest
number of converts [reverts] to Islam in America are women.
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