Rabi' al-Thani 14, 1425/ June 4, 2004 #65
SUMMER SCHEDULE: Dear readers: Asalamu alaikum. During June and July,
might appear irregularly owing to the invitations we have received.
We'll try to be steady but might not appear for extended periods of time.
Inshallah, we'll go back to normal in August. Thank you for your support.
Sis. 'Aisha Shaheed
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234
WHY THE JEWS SUCCEED and MUSLIMS DON'T
Salaam Alaikuum (Peace Be Unto You) New Trend readers and
My name is Aisha Shaheed and I am the new Secretary General of
Jamaat al-Muslimeen USA.
I am honored to have been offered such a post by this organization and
I pray for Allah's guidance in fulfilling my role as best I can.
I wanted to focus on two key points in this message:
1.) Jamaat al-Muslimeen's goals and
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Goals
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's goal is to
unite the Muslim ummah under the umbrella of true
as it was revealed to and practiced by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
of Allah be upon him).
Therefore, Jamaat members should not allow ourselves to be divided along
national, tribal, or secular lines. A Muslim is a Muslim, but only Allah
knows who the believers are.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen has shouldered the responsibility of the neighborhood
mosque by informing the Muslim ummah about issues affecting the
Muslims in America
and abroad. As a Muslim organization for oppressed peoples,
our focus is on oppression of all forms
and on all cultures. However, when one sees the news, the oppressors seem to
be winning. One question is: How Do We Fight Oppression?
If you compare the mainstream
reports to New Trend's, you will realize that
leaves out very important information about domestic and international issues.
Their reporting is very partial toward government views regarding foreign
and domestic policy. In our struggle against oppression, we must be very
selective of our news sources.
The 2000 census indicated that there were only 7 million Jews in America out
of 280 million Americans! Out those 7 Million Jews only a small percentage
Yet, we can see the influence the Jews have had on the
(they created Hollywood), the banking industry (they created usury), and on
education and politics (they believe that the Jewish Holocaust should be of
great focus). Why is this?
It is because they have great networking skills. The Jews are goal-oriented.
The drawback for us is that the Jews are goal-oriented even at the expense
of human life and suffering! They are not concerned with liking someone or
someone liking them. Their major concern is working together on a project
with people who are of like-mind. When it comes to funding a project, they
pool their financial resources to make it a success. They do not have a
messiah complex, in which they believe that one person can do it all for
them. They are not concerned with photo opportunities. When even just one
person speaks out against
the Zionists swarm on that person like pack of hyenas! Zionists are very
united and act as one unit, which gives everyone the impression that there
are 40 million of them in this country!
I must also state that the 2000 census revealed that there are close to
7 million Muslims in
but we are nowhere near the level of cohesiveness of the Jewish community.
Oppressed peoples must learn to be goal-oriented, as well. We do not have to
be a jacks-of- all-trades. Collectively, we can use our efforts to inform and
help those in need.
Support Jamaat al-Muslimeen! Even, $5.00 a month would be greatly appreciated
because collectively it all adds up!
Visit the newtrendmag.org Web Site. There is a list of people and causes that
need our help. You can make a donation or should you have another means of
assistance, contact us. We'd love to know!
Any other suggestions? If you have other suggestions for making
Jamaat al-Muslimeen stronger, contact me at
Sis. 'Aisha Shaheed
[From Sis. Bilqis in North Carolina.]
"Many of the main mosques in the United States were recently built with
Saudi money and saddled with a requirement that they follow Wahhabi
and Wahhabi dictates. Testimony to this effect comes from (among many others)
the editor of
an Islamic periodical of extremist but non-conforming views, who charged:
controls most mosques in America and thus also controls:
New Trend tried right from 1977 to warn the people about this danger
of monopoly created by funds coming in from Saudi
mafia, a group of six...were bringing in funds from Saudi Arabia and the
Gulf states. The movement for reform was quashed by the mafia (who are the
revered 'elders' of ISNA) who went from city to city."
Who will speak at EVERY [Friday prayer].
Which literature will be distributed there...
.........The network has also infiltrated the Muslim Students Association
which targeted campuses, serving as a predecessor of ISNA. The MSA was
created in 1963 in close coordination with the
Muslim World League.
As noted by Khomeini biographer Hamid Algar, "Particularly in the 1960s and
1970s, no criticism of Saudi Arabia would be tolerated at the annual
conventions of the MSA." Within its ranks, Algar writes, "official approval
of Wahhabism remained strong," and in 1980 it produced an English translation
of Ibn Abd al-Wahhab's own writings.
"These well-funded groups will not allow any Islamic material other than
their own to be distributed."
Comment by Kaukab Siddique:
From whatever I have read of Mr. Schwartz's book, he has misunderstood the
phenomenon he calls "Wahhabism." He has also misunderstood the intent,
purpose and context of my writing. I find it misleading to use the term
"Wahhabism" for the
controlled mosques. I don't know whether I should try to enlighten
By the way, owing to the efforts of brothers and sisters who support
New Trend, we were able to break the stranglehold of ISNA on many mosques as
far as censorship of New Trend is concerned. ISNA is no longer able to stop
Then with the popularity of the Internet, New Trend became capable of
competing with ISNA-related groups although they have a huge financial base
as compared to the meagre resources of New Trend.
The one group which has really kept us out is W.D. MUHAMMAD's followers.
I doubt if Mr. Schwartz would pay attention to our criticism of W.D. because
that would go against the Schwartz agenda.
Mr. Schwartz's book is part of the post
"conspiracy of Islam" industry . Numerous books have come out with all kinds
of claims using "Wahhabism" as a bogeyman. The blindness of these people can
be understood if one realizes that they cannot distinguish between
Osama bin Laden and the Bin Laden family. I have been told that
Michael Moore too is making a killing out of this confusion.
Much of Sufism is a soothing cult which is incapable of facing up to the
power of American militarism; hence sufism has become the safe haven for
those who see Islam as a form of Buddhism. Allama Iqbal condemned Sufism.
In our own times, Sufi stuff has become the opium of the elites.
Karachi: U.S. Hand Behind Shia-Sunni Violence?
by New Trend's
MQM: ETHNIC TERRORIST GROUP SEEN AS TOOL
In an perceptive article titled "Troubled Karachi Held to Ransom" written by
Syed Saleem Shahzad in the latest issue of
a troubling aspect of American foreign policy emerges. The writer cogently
argues that the USA is behind the recent explosion of Shia-Sunni violence in
Karachi. For instance, he notes:
"According to Asia Times Online sources, US assistant secretary of state
Christina Rocca, in a recent visit to Islamabad at which the director general
of the ISI was present, expressed concern over possible trouble in Karachi
if operations in the tribal areas did not go well.
On Sunday, Pakistan warned of imposing some form of economic sanctions on the
people of South Waziristan if they did not hand over foreign fighters, and
more paramilitary troops were sent to the areas."
Thus the USA is telling Pakistan: Clamp down hard on the Islamic dissidents
concealed on the
frontier, otherwise we'll do things to your biggest city, Karachi.
Shahzad presents a study of a terrorist group known as MQM which has put its
roots down in a few densely populated areas of Karachi. MQM is reported to
be an ethnic organization run by Urdu speaking descendants of refugees from
They behave ruthlessly against other Urdu speakers as well as against
linguistic communities which speak Pushtu, Punjabi, Sindhi and Baluchi.
MQM built its support on genuine complaints and perceived injustices suffered
by the people of Karachi. It has become a fascist group run from London,
England by a former taxi driver named Altaf Hussain. There is a small but
well organized MQM group in the U.S. as well. MQM has been allegedly
involved in numerous murders of outstanding Pakistanis, such as Hakim Saeed
and Syed Salahuddin, both Urdu speaking Islamists.
The impression one gets from Shahzad's report is that MQM is behind the
recent murder of an outstanding Sunni leader, Mufti Shamzai, who preached
against the USA and openly supported the Taliban. MQM may well be involved in
attacks on Shi'ite places of worship too. The purpose seems to be to tear
apart the city of Karachi by opening up the floodgates of sectarian strife.
Shamzai had vast support in the Jihad movement. His murder could have set
Karachi on fire and there could have been a massacre of Shi'ites in revenge.
The entire Islamic leadership of Pakistan rushed to Karachi for Shamzai's
funeral to calm things down. Jamaate Islami, JUI, JUP and other Islamists
called for patience and managed to stave off a city wide upheaval.
In spite of the restraint, thousands of people demonstrated, set fires,
fought the police, and blocked the national highway. In what could have been
an MQM attempt to add fuel to the fire, there was another deadly attack on a
Shi'ite place of worship.
Both Shias and Sunnis say that they do not see the other as the enemy; hence
the theory that the government and outside powers are behind these outrages.
Even Musharraf is concerned, because, as Shahzad reports, Shamzai was
staunch in his support for the integrity of Pakistan. He restrained the
people from outright conflict with Musharraf and the military for the sake
It appears that by using MQM, the USA is unleashing forces meant to destroy
Pakistan. MQM is Pakistan's version of the Northern Alliance which was used
to topple the Taliban. MQM is well armed, with an array of thugs, murderers
and seditionists. It is the only major grouping supporting Musharraf against
the rest of the country.
If the Shahzad report is correct, the USA has made its point: Move against
the "terrorists" on the Afghan border, otherwise we'll destroy your premiere
BRITISH MUSLIMS SHOW SUPPORT FOR ABU HAMZAH
[The following statement has been received from supporters of
Shaikh Abu Hamzah, who lost both hands in the Jihad against the Soviet Union
and has now been dubbed a
by the U.S. attorney general.]
Official Statement Regarding
Shaykh Abu Hamza Al-Misri’s Arrest
In The Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
This is an official statement regarding the arrest and detention of
Shaykh Abu Hamza Al-Misri,
(May Allah SWT protect him).
The shameful heavy-handed ‘arrest’ of the renowned Islamic scholar, Khateeb
and Mujahid; Shaykh Abu Hamza Al-Masri has proven unequivocally, that any
Muslim who speaks out against idolatry, corruption, oppression, Zionism and
Christian fanaticism, is subject to arrest. The lie of so-called ‘freedom of
speech’ and ‘liberalism’ has been fully exposed. The Shaykh
become an unswerving symbol of truth against falsehood, tyranny and oppression.
The 11 charges made against Shaykh Abu Hamza had previously been made 6 years
earlier; there was
evidence to convict the Shaykh then, what has changed now? We are told that
£100,000’s of your taxpayers money is spent on overt and covert police and
security operations on the Shaykh, yet nothing has been found.
IT IS NOW QUITE APPARENT THAT THESE SO CALLED ‘TRUSTEES’; -
KNEW IN ADVANCE
OF THE SHAYKH’S ARREST. This is an act of betrayal on behalf of the trustees
as they endorsed and called for the arrest of Shaykh Abu Hamza by the enemies
The prophet (saw) said
"A Muslim is a brother of a Muslim he doesnot oppress him, he does not
betray Him andhe does not hand him over."
Further more the prophet PBUH also says:
"If you relieve the pain or suffering of a Muslim brother in the dunya,
Allah SWT will relieve you of pain on the Day of judgement"
So we have to work our best to relieve the painthat any Muslim in the world
is suffering especially the sincere scholars and mujahideen such as our
beloved Shaykh Abu Hamza and Allah will reward us for this inshaAllah.
We appeal to all humanity, Muslims and non Muslims alike to attend this march
in support of
and global peace. This protest will be against all oppression going on in all
parts of this Earth, including the oppression going on in Camp X-Ray,
and an endless list of many other countries suffering under the oppressors
O’ Shaykh Abu Hamza, know that you are following an illustrious path! A
trail left by contemporary and past scholars such as:
Shaykh Omar Abdur Rahman
and the many others who are nameless and are being held captive by the
enemies of Allah and His Messenger (S.A.W).
We end by reminding everyone, that those who are imprisoned for saying
‘La illaha illAllah Muhammad-ur-Rasull Allah - (There is no deity but Allah,
Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah) can only remain incarcerated for a
certain number of years, whilst those who imprison them will be thrown into
the hellfire to abide therein forever and ever - InshaAllah.
We would like to announce that there will be a march on the US embassy in
Grosvenor Square W1. on Friday 4th June 2004 @ 3pm. Nearest station Marble
Arch InshaAllah. We plead with everyone (Muslim or not) to attend so we can
show our support for human rights as this is clearly being diminished in our
ISRAEL, OUR DANGEROUS PARASITE:
by Dr. Edward Miller, San Rafael, California [New Trend's veteran contributor
and peace activist]
Iraq War was Waged to Gain the Jewish vote for
Osama's warnings were Ignored
"Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted,
the indifference of those who should have known better;
the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it
possible for evil to triumph."
Haile Selassie, Emperor of
The massive invasion of Washington's political arena by supporters of Israel:
as well as our Christian Right, that has produced the very situation which
our first president, George Washington, felt so strongly about preventing
that he dedicated much of his farewell address to the issue: Every American
should read our first President’s speech, from which these two paragraphs
"The passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of
evils.. Sympathy for the favorite nation, facilitating the illusion of a
common interest where no common interest exists... It leads also to
concessions to the favorite nation, of privileges denied others...
unnecessarily parting with what ought to be retained... 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 who devote themselves to the favorite nation, facility to betray or
sacrifice the interests of their own country, without odium, sometimes even
with popularity, gilding with the appearance of a virtuous sense of
obligation, the base for foolish compliance's of ambition, corruption or
infatuation. How many opportunities they afford to tamper with opinion, to
influence or awe the public councils? ...Since history and experience prove
that foreign influence is one of the most baleful foes of a republican
government.... real patriots, who may resist the intrigues of the favorite,
are liable to become suspected and odious... The great rule of conduct for
us, in regard to foreign nations, in extending our commercial relations, is
to have with them as little political connection as possible."
President George Washington, 1796
This last week, a letter from 50 retired US State Department diplomats urged
President Bush to revise his Mideast policy The letter also applauded the
recent strong rebuke to British Prime Minister Tony Blair from 52 former
British diplomats, taking Blair to task for acceding to Bush’s endorsement of
Sharon’s destructive Mideast proposal.
The letter to Bush, signed by such former State Department experts as
Andrew Kilgore, former Ambassador to Qatar, Richard Curtis, former chair US
Information Agency, James Akins, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia,
Eugene Bird, Embassy Counselor in Saudi Arabia, Richatrd Nolte, Ambassador to
and 45 others, stated:
"We are deeply concerned by your April 14 endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister
Sharon’s unilateral plan to reject the rights of 3 million Palestinians,
to deny the right of refugees to return to their homeland, and to retain
large illegal settlement blocks in the Occupied West Bank.
The plan defies UN Security Council resolutions calling for Israel’s return
of occupied territories...ignores international laws declaring Israeli
settlements illegal, ...undermines the Road Map for Peace... reverses
long-standing American policy in the Middle East."
"Your meeting with Sharon ..left out Palestinians. In fact, you and
Prime Minister Sharon consistently have excluded Palestinians from peace
negotiations. Former Palestinian Information Minister Yasser Abec Rabbo
voiced the overwhelming reaction of people around the world when he said :
"I believe President Bush declared the death of the peace process."
"You have placed US diplomats, civilians and military doing their jobs
overseas in an untenable and even dangerous position. Your unqualified
support of Sharon’s extrajudicial assassinations, Israel’s Berlin Wall
barrier, its harsh military measures in the Occupied Territories, and now
your endorsement of Sharon’s unilateral plan are costing our country its
credibility, prestige and friends..."
Washington’s tendency to favor the State of Israel ever since the formation
of this artificial entity by the United Nations in 1947, has inflicted upon
the American people most, if not all, of the ills and evils described by our
First President. Blowbacks continue to this day.
Throughout the fifty-five years of the State of Israel's existence, our
government has treated the original inhabitants of Palestine with disregard,
disdain and objective repression. Turning its back on the 750,000
Palestinians violently expelled from their homes and properties by the
Israeli military in 1948, the US has been most niggardly in contributing to
those United Nations funds which provide life support to those who for half
a century are still surviving in refugee camps. The same disdain has been
visited upon Palestinians violently dispossessed by Israel in her 1967 war
of aggression against Egypt,
Jordan, Gaza and the West Bank.
When President Reagan supported Sharon's brutal invasion of
in 1982, by shelling the unprotected population of Beirut offshore from our
USS New Jersey, we paid with the loss of over 400 US Marine and Navy lives.
When Israel, during the 1967 War planed to seize the Golan Heights from
Syria, to hide this invasion from Washington, she bombed, strafed, wounded
and killed nearly half the crew of our intelligence ship the USS LIBERTY. .
The killing of our Marines in Saudi Arabia in 1993, the loss of our embassies
in Kenya and Tansania, the bombing of the USS Cole, and finally,
the Twin Towers and Pentagon destruction are all related to Washington's
political obeisance to Jewish money and the Zionists in our capital.
Throughout the 55 years of Israel's existence, daily repressions of the
Palestinians at checkpoints, land seizures, destruction of olive orchards,
stealing of water rights, targeted killings, home demolitions, and savage
expropriation of farmland by hundreds of illegal Jewish settlements and their
interconnected highways have produced scarcely a mention by Washington.
Whenever, under pressure from other nations, the United Nations voted for
Resolutions against Israel's egregious behavior, Washington has rushed to
defend the Jewish State, and vetoed over 80 attempts by the international
community to support Palestinian rights. Israel has ignored those rules set
by the Geneva Convention. In this disgusting campaign to protect our
"parasite," Washington has weakened the prestige of the United Nations, and
shamed us before the world.
In Afghanistan, in the spring of 1998, Osama Ben Laden, speaking to
John Miller of the
threw down the gauntlet to the US and Israel, saying his Muslim World of
over 1.2 billion peoples would no longer tolerate Washington’s ongoing
a killing fostered by a savage embargo, by sewage-contaminated water, a
near-starvation diet, lethal radiation from depleted-uranium shells, and
by thousands of "cluster-bomblets" left for Iraqi children to explode,
Ben Laden added: his Muslim brethren would no longer tolerate our support for
Israel's land theft and human rights abuses in the Occupied Territories.
Ben Laden's promises of Muslim reprisal were not long in coming. Americans
died in Tanzania, in Kenya, aboard the USS Cole, in the Twin Towers and the
September 11th presented choices:
We could restrain Israel's Sharon, close down Israel's illegal settlements,
and remove Israel from our payroll. We could discontinue the deadly embargo
of the Iraqis, and allow Saddam's people to rebuild their country. Instead,
driven by Bush's Zionist friends, and our Vice President's oil interests,
we first sought revenge in Afghanistan, further ravaging its impoverished
Next, pressured by Israel's supporters in Washington, plus Cheney and his
Halburton Associates, we are again militarily assaulting Saddam's country on
the pretext of WMD and Saddam’s supposed threats to US interests.
It has not only in the moral costs, or loss of American lives that feeding
this Zionist parasite is damaging this Country, but from an economic point of
view, support for Israel continues to be a tragedy. Thomas R. Stauffer's :
THE COST TO THE US TAXPAYERS OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT (See
June 2003 vol XXII no.5) details the total burden born by the US taxpayer
since the inception of the State of Israel. Stauffer shows that paying for
both the instability and conflicts in the Middle East totals out to be
"close to $3 trillion in 2002 dollars." Yearly interest-free "loans" to
Israel, annual stipends, military advances, millions in military support are
but the tip of American's growing indebtedness iceberg.
On May 18th, while Sharon’s military was bulldozing homes in Gaza’s Rafah
refugee camp, killing protesting Palestinians left and right, despite demands
by the UN and
to cease, our President, desperate to win in November, was kissing the ass of
at their annual meeting in Washington, saying: "Our nation is stronger and
safer because we have a true and dependable ally in Israel."
Seanator Ernest F. Hollings in a column and in a speech on May 8th had said
it clearly: "With 750 dead in Iraq and over 3000 maimed for life, home folks
continue to argue why we are in Iraq...Bush came to office imbued with one
thought- re-election. ..why invade a sovereign country? The answer:
President Bush’s policy to secure Israel." ... "to take the Jewish vote from
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