Rabi' al-Thani 6, 1425/ May 27, 2004 #62
GORE and ZINNI: DEVASTATING BLOWS struck at
May 26, 2004. Former Vice President Al Gore delivered a devastating attack
on the Bush administration while speaking at a program organized by
at New York University. He spoke at length about the horrors of Abu Ghraib
and successfully connected them to the prison system WITHIN America itself.
He condemned the mistreatment of America's Muslims after
and showed concern for the prisoners in Guantanamo. Gore called for the
immediate RESIGNATION of the entire NeoCon group, Rumsefeld, Wolfowitz,
Perle, Feith, Kambon and Rice as well as of
"This administration has shamed
"President Bush has betrayed our trust." [Al Gore]
May 25, 2004. General Zinni (ret)., a four star General, criticized the
Bush adminstration's war in
It was "internal" criticism meant to point out that at least 500,000 troops
would be needed to hold Iraq. In the current situation, America cannot win.
The General seemed to lay the responsibility for the Iraq fiasco on the
in particular Wolfowitz, Feith, Kambon, etc. Coming from a top General,
a Republican, the criticism destroyed the Bush administration's claim of
a successful war in Iraq.
MTV & CLINT EASTWOOD INSULT JESUS (pbuh)
May 23, '04
The Managing Director
Maharaja Television Network
7, Braybrooke Place,
We Muslims hold the Revered Jesus Christ (may the Peace and Blessings of
God Almighty be on him) in high esteem as one of the mightiest Messengers
of God. In fact no Muslim could be categorised as a believer if he or she
rejects him, his miraculous birth or any of his many miracles all of which
are mentioned in the
You can then imagine how upset we were when in a trailer for the movie
‘True Crime’ telecast on MTV on the 22nd of May 2004 Clint Eastwood says
that he does not care a rat’s exterior (in fact the actual word used is too
obscene to be mentioned in print) about Jesus Christ’. We wish you had
censored the word and any disparaging remark about Jesus Christ in the
trailer and the movie.
Also little children watch your programmes and such obscene words have a
damaging effect on their uninitiated minds not to mention the embarrassment
it causes to their elders.
As you are probably aware the Jews dominate Hollywood and over the years
more than many movies disparaging and vilifying personalities the Muslims
and Christians hold in high esteem have been produced in order to hurt the
feelings of Muslims and Christians and to undermine their faiths. You may
have observed that no such movies have been made of prophets that Jews
revere, not that we wish for such a movie because we Muslims believe, as an
article of faith, that these prophets too were sent by God Almighty to
We wish you would offer a public apology for the disparaging remark about
the Revered Jesus Christ (peace and blessing of God be on him) and kindly
take great caution in the future to avoid hurting the feelings of any
religious group by screening disparaging remarks about their leaders.
Hameed Abdul Karim. [Sri Lanka, South Asia]
Assault on Rafah and the Sterility of
According to U.S. TV news channels, the Israelis killed 45
before they withdrew from Rafah. They also wounded more than 100
Palestinians. In addition the Israelis demolished and/or blew up more than
It was a form of mass rape, if rape means the victim is helpless and the
rapist brings overwhelming force to bear on the victim. The Palestinians
in neighboring areas of Gaza tried to carry out a peaceful demonstration
to protest the Jewish tank column rampaging through the refugee camp. The
opened fire with tanks and heavy machine guns on the demonstrators killing
more than a dozen, mostly children.
During the rape of Rafah, the Bush administration refused to condemn the
assault and limited itself to morally neutral comments like "unhelpful"
and "troubling." It's now obvious to the Palestinians that the U.S. WILL
NOT OUTRIGHT CONDEMN ANY ISRAELI ATROCITY however vicious it might be.
This obvious lesson should have been learned long ago.
Expecting the U.S. to intervene in a just manner is the preoccupation of
many secularist Arabs. It's a childish belief in the "decency" of the
rapist's biggest ally who arms and funds every Jewish soldier in Palestine,
with everything from Apache helicopters to tanks, jets, machine guns, and
even military uniforms and the boots which trudge through Palestinian
mosques and churches.
WHAT WERE ARAB ARMIES DOING WHILE THE JEWS WERE DESTROYING RAFAH HOME BY
EGYPT: The biggest champion of Arabism,
is the biggest bootlicker of the USA and is linked to Israeli intelligence
services. RAFAH IS RIGHT ON THE EGYPTIAN BORDER but not one Egyptian
military unit moved in the direction of the border. There was NO ALERT
sounded. Egypt continued to do business with Israel.
There is a HUGE Egyptian army but its only purpose seems to be to suppress
the Egyptian people. The cowardly Egyptian dictator, the shame of Egypt,
the tyrant Hosni
did not even carry out a partial mobilization.
Any normal country would mobilize its troops if foreign forces were to
approach its border for whatever purpose. It's obvious that MUBARAK SENSES
NO DANGER FROM ISRAEL. As Islamic Egyptians say, the cur is provided
security by Mossad: you expect him to mobilize forces against Israel?
JORDAN: On the other side of Palestine, Jordan's border was absolutely
quiet during the Rafah massacre. Here the country is ruled by another CIA
agent, in the form of a medieval HEREDITARY monarchy. The playboy "King" of
Jordan is kept in place by heavily armed mercenary forces weaponized and
funded by the USA. The Israeli flank is actually protected by "King"
SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi monarchy flourishes in the name of
but it's only identity is Arab, not Islamic. THIS REGIME HAS NEVER FIRED A
SHOT AGAINST ISRAEL although it has some of the most sophisticated weaponry
bought at expensive rates from the USA. During RAFAH, the Saudis refused to
give up on the so-called "road map" provided by Uncle Sam. While the Jews
were busy killing people in Rafah, the Saudis were promising new increases
in oil production to augment the vast supplies being spent in the occupation
of Iraq and
is the most "Arab" of the Arab regimes nowadays and its air waves are filled
with the rhetoric of Arabism and Palestine. However, during the Rafah
kept very still, with not the slightest sign of military
activity against Israel. For 30 years, Syria has not fired a shot in anger
at Israel. The cowardly Syrian army is used by the HEREDITARY RULER to keep
a tight squeeze on the Syrian people.
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR PALESTINE?
Strangely enough the Palestinian resistance is not downcast by the genocidal
actions the people are being subjected to by the Israeli Jews. The people
are, by all accounts:
The Palestinians do not see themselves as a a small group being hounded by a
heavily armed bully, but as the vanguard of the resistance by all oppressed
peoples. Beyond rhetoric, the Palestinian spirit is stronger than the tanks
of the Israeli Jews. The defeat of Israel may well come from the crimes its
stormtroopers have committed in Rafah.
Calling for revenge.
Willing to depend on themselves.
More supportive than ever of the forces of
such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad,
Martyrs Brigade and Hizbut Tahrir.
The Muslim world's masses are with the Palestinians. Every Islamic movement
is with them, from the most radical like that of Osama bin Laden to the most
peaceful like that of Qazi Hussain Ahmad.
How to Treat Ignorance?
Arrest a Muslim Whom Any Country Would be Proud of?
scholar Dr. Mahboob Khawaja writes about the arrest of his son, Momin, in
Innovation and creativity are the hallmarks of the new age, knowledge-based
Canadian mosaic, but appear objectionable factors to the traditional
institutions such as the security agencies. People of new ideas have helped
to develop the industrialized world with discoveries continued to be
encouraged and experiments supported by the societal institutions and public
Ironically enough, that is why Momin Khawaja has been accused and locked up
under the disguise of "terrorism" and "bomb-making." With preconceived
notions of terrorism under the Project Awaken, the intelligence
establishments are trying to manufacture an unintelligent human myth and
image of "terrorism" for reasons only to be substantiated by "no comments"
to the curious public. My son, Momin is a Computer Science graduate, and has
tried to discover a creative remedy to a prevalent problem of public
disturbance, caused by mobile phones, playing noisy musical scores in places
of worhsip, hospital corridors, and schools teaching-learning places
throughtout the oil exporting Arab societies. He tried to modify the
existing cellular phone signal jammer, available in Canadian market, and to
adjust it to the electronic system requirements of the Arab world. It would
stop the incoming phone signal within a limited space of a mosque, school or
hospital facilitating an undisturbed peace of mind and public good. This
entrepreneurial plan could have generated millions of dollars worth business
to the Canadian economy by exporting the mobile phone jammer device to the
new and unexplored market of the oil rich Arabian world.
Canadian society has vested interest and expectations of change and
development in liaison with global trends and economy. Canada is a respected
player in contributing significantly to the Western and non-Western economic
advancements. But some of the official institutions pose a challenge to
innovative thinking and have proven to be a stumbling block to this
enlightened goal. People and markets grow in freedom, not in fear, when
raided by armed squad. Momin is waiting behind bars for a bail hearing on
the unsubstantiated charges of "terrorism" and "bomb-making", levelled by
the Canadian security agencies. The RCMP anti-terrorist squad, not for any
wrongdoings, terrorized my family; and being Muslims, we were targeted by
ignorance and misinformation. Our family home was rampaged by 20 plus
masked and armed gunmen of the special police, shouting at my children:
"don’t move, don’t move, we will shoot you." My two youngest sons, first
year university students, were equally terrified by the police custody, and
could not write their final exams, wasting one precious academic year of
their lives. My daughter was hand-tied, insulted and dragged on floor by the
armed squad. The RCMP armed squad failed to produce any evidence to support
the intent of the home search warrant and the accompanying accusations.
Now, they appear quite active and busy to cook one.
I was arrested in Arabia at the behest of Canadian authorities and set free
after two weeks without any charges. The Canadian Government Minister denied
publicly that she ever made such a request to Saudi Arabian authorities. I
have seen the document and have experienced the ordeal. It seems that
Honorable Anne McLellan, the Minister responsible, lacked the courage to
come out clean and respond to my messages of April 15, and April 26, 2004,
asking her to make a public apology in a comparatively polite language.
It is a tragedy, not full of smoke and flames but essentially, result of
misinformation, incompetence and stupidity on part of the Canadian
intelligence establishments. They view the world as static, old and fixed,
not moving, new or creative. Laws, regulations and rigidity do not change
human thinking and behavior, whereas, people do. Perhaps, most of the people
of reason would agree with me that intelligent people and institutions learn
fast and readily accept advice for change. I am wondering, how to diagnose
institutionalized ignorance to ensure the freedom of new thoughts,
opportunities for creativity, respect for human dignity and a progressive
Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D.
2004-05-29 Sat 07:20ct