Jamada al-Thani 18, 1425/ August 5, 2004 #78
SERIOUS FLOODS IN BANGLADESH have taken the lives of more than 1300 people.
Millions of people are affected.
The Bangladeshi people are resilient and their faith helps them to
overcome such calamities.
it is the duty of all people of conscience to help those who have lost
Jamaat al-Muslimeen is able to take help directly to the people in
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HUMANITY IS BLEEDING IN GUANTANAMO BAY
"We kicked the Koran Only Once."
Three British Muslims recently released from Guantanamo Bay have given
graphic accounts of torture by U.S. forces in the cages of Guantanamo Bay.
The Muslims were forced to be naked, were repeatedly beaten, were confronted
with attack dogs and humiliated. The Qur'an, the greatest Book of all
humanity, was repeatedly kicked by U.S. thugs and then thrown into the
toilet with human excreta.
Naked Prisoners Beaten, Faced with Dogs,
kicked, Qur'an Thrown into Toilet.
After more than two years, the British Muslims were handed over to British
authorities. They were released by the British, who, though prejudiced
could find NO EVIDENCE OF ANY SORT against the three innocents.
August 3, 2004
AN INFORMATIVE BOOK:
The Republican Noise Machine
by David Brock, Crown Publishers, New York, 2004, 418 pages.
Read carefully, this book can help the discerning reader understand how
racists like Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and a whole bunch of "Christians"
and war to the American mainstream.
Warning: American readers with heart problems, high blood pressure and
related health issues should not read the following
Published for information, not for endorsement
Jihad Leader Hafiz Saeed says:
Opens the way to the Uprising and Victory of the
Oppressed. The blow Delivered on
Showed the Muslims of the World that the U.S-Zionist
Stranglehold Would be Broken
Report from our Pakistan Observer
Most Pakistanis are strongly opposed to U.S. attacks on
At the leadership level, Islamic Pakistanis such as Dr. Israr Ahmed and
many others have found an interesting way of dealing with the 9.11 attacks.
They allege that perhaps the Israelis, being the most powerful people in the
world, either manufactured the 9.11 attacks or at least knew about them.
It's a skillful way of avoiding the issue of war between the U.S.A. and
the world of Islam, as conspiracy theories help to put off the issue of
Jihad [known to Americans as
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, leader of Jamaat ad-Da'wa, avoids image of Muslims
as victims and instead focuses on Jihad as the way to defeat those warring
against Islam. In his most recent
[Friday prayer sermon] he claimed that 9.11 was part of the Jihad to defeat
the United States and Zionism.
Hafiz [literally: one who has memorized the Qur'an] Saeed spoke at a large
mosque complex in Chauburgi, one of the most heavily populated areas of
Lahore, Pakistan. The mosque was packed to capacity and overflowing with
worshipers, including thousands of young people aged anywhere from 16 to 25.
Each person entering the complex was put through a professionally conducted
security check. The facility is guarded by young men armed with automatic
rifles who handle their weapons with the assurance of familiarity.
From a different entrance, large numbers of women, covered head to toe even
in the intense summer day, pour into the mosque after being checked by
armed Muslim women, and later, during Q & A after prayers, send in most
of the questions to Hafiz Saeed.
In his Khutba, Hafiz Saeed taught that Jihad is central to Islam. Jihad, he
said, gives hope to the oppressed people that victory is possible and that
Allah has promised those who do Jihad that the oppressors will be defeated.
Hafiz Saeed pointed out that when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was in
very few people joined his movement. Hafiz Saeed then described the
Prophet's mission in Madina when Allah commanded him to pick up weapons
and to fight back. Even in the very first battle, Badr, the Prophet had
more supporters than in his entire stay in Makka. Hafiz Saeed then gave the
statistics for each ensuing Jihad: Uhud, Khandaq, the Conquest of Makka,
Hunayn, Tabook: as the Jihad continued, more and more people joined the
army of Islam.
The process continued into the Rashideen Caliphate, Hafiz Saeed said,
which broke the back of the Persian and Roman empires.
Hafiz Saeed then moved to our own times. He pointed out that 9.11 was a
cataclysmic blow struck at the Zionists and the power of America. Owing
to 9.11, the people of the world know that the oppressors will be brought
After the Khutba, Hafiz Saeed held a Question and Answer session
[probably the only leader in Pakistani mosques who does so after
Friday prayers]. One shocked questioner wanted to know how he could
include 9.11 as part of Jihad. Hafiz Saeed explained that the 9.11 attacks
did exactly what Jihad is supposed to do: It struck, he said, at the vital
power base of the American-Zionist economic and military structure. These
attacks, he explained, were not random attacks aimed at causing casualties
among ordinary people and spreading terror: They were meant to topple the
towers of Jewish power and to hit the economy of anti-Islam forces in a way
which would let the world see that the enemies of Islam will be hit and
brought down. He urged the questioner to study the attacks and understand
the great victory it was from the point of view of those who are under the
boot of American might.
In a calm tone, Hafiz Saeed said that the 9.11 attacks have done more to
spread the message of Islam than any amount of preaching could have done.
The Americans, he said, for the first time can see that if they continue
their aggression, they will be hit back. Those who want to break the chains
of America, he concluded, too can see that Jihad is the answer.
REVIEW OF TEHMINA DURRANI'S BOOK: My Feudal Lord
Your account of this [New Trend #76] was most instructive.
However, you referred to "westernized elites", as though the man was
depicting "western" behaviour. There might be more in the book, but in the
examples you gave, all that was apparent was what happens in eastern
Boycotting Coca Cola in Norway
Yesterday, when I was purchasing two items at a local market, a woman, here
in Norway, was purchasing two bottles of Coca-Cola, one small and one
As often as I can, with yesterday being no exception, I told her that
Coca-Cola supports the Zionist government. She replied, "I don't care."
I said, "You ought to care because the same thing is going to happen to
us." But she purchased the two bottles anyway.
When I told an Afghani gentleman who I met recently the same information
here in Norway, he took note of what I said. I doubt that he will purchase
If you want to save your life, DON'T buy Coca-Cola. Not only is it
supporting the Zionist government, it is harmful to your stomach, a fact
that I didn't mention to either of these people who bought it.
My point here, everyone, is to boycott en masse Coca-Cola and every other
multi-national corporation which supports the Zionist government because if
you don't, you can't expect anyone else to do so.
problems will become your problems. If we as a community who is either a
Moslem or person who cares about the Moslem community don't
rally together, we can all forget about life.
After World War I ended, the Jews, en masse, boycotted Germany, which
crippled that country even more than the Treaty of Versailes did. Hitler
came to power, a man who founded Israel according to the book by Karpel
"Hitler, Founder of Israel"
that I read some time back.
The Islamic community needs to do the same thing, only this time it would
be to save lives, not destroy them.
Please Islamic community realize what power you have. There are more of you
than there are of Jews. Use your vast numbers to stop the true Holocaust.
Log on to my Web site and go to the fourth edition and look for the
Boycotts We Support in the Table of Contents. See all the names of
multinationals who support death to the Palestinian people. Then, we
won't need that ignorant Norwegian woman to stop buying coke.
Click on the icon that says Magazine. It's the fourth icon down
[Sent by Br. Rafe in California.]
Rebels acting as Janjaweed
are acccused of abuse in Darfur
Wednesday 04 August 2004, 2:19 Makka Time, 23:19 GMT
Rebels masquerading as the Janjaweed have killed 28 local tribesmen in
attacks in western Sudan over the last week, a Sudanese official and tribal
leader from the area said. Governor of Sudan's Nile River State, Abd Allah
Massar, said on Tuesday that rebels from the Justice and Equality Movement
(JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) had since 29 July launched daily
raids against the Rizeiqat tribe in southern Darfur.
Rebels claimed the tribe is of
origin thus making it a target. "They
attacked previously, over the past few weeks, but now they are attacking
daily," Massar said. The rebels, in an attempt to be camouflaged as
Janjaweed, were riding camels and horses, dressed similarly and copying the
style of a Janjaweed.
"They want people to think they are Janjaweed," thus putting more pressure
on Khartoum, said Massar, who is governor of the Nile River State north of
"They want people to think they are Janjaweed" Abd Allah Massar, Governor of
Nile River State. Massar said locals had reported the attacks around the
town of al-Dian to African Union monitors observing the ceasefire. The
observers visited the area on Monday. Senior SLM official Adam Ali Shogar
denied the allegations but said Khartoum had been arresting Janjaweed in the
area for several weeks now. However, he said the Janjaweed were being used
by Khartoum to crush the rebellion.
After signing a truce agreement with Khartoum in April, the rebels walked
out on talks with Khartoum, insistent on having their demands met as a
precondition for talks, according to UN officials. The officials tried on
numerous occasions to mend the situation and restart the talks. Their
attempts were referred to as "confidence-building measures" by a UN
representative. Rebel groups have been escorting human rights organisations
and UN officials acting as translators in the region, and have been using
their positions to further their political interests.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Tuesday dismissed Sudan's negative
reaction to the UN resolution on the Darfur humanitarian crisis, saying
Khartoum's "moving in the right direction" in implementing it. The
resolution calls on Khartoum to implement commitments to resolve the crisis
in Darfur, where the Janjaweed are accused of humanitarian abuses in
fighting rebels, or face sanctions. Annan said the reaction from Khartoum
showed that Sudanese officials understood the resolution, which he said was
"loud and clear".
In an interview with Aljazeera, Sudan's Information Minister said the
government was prepared to deploy 12,000 troops to the Darfur region over a
it will deploy 12,000 troops to Darfur
Analysts in the region said the rebels exploited a land issue between two
tribes and turned it into an Arab versus African issue, while media agencies
are not doing their homework correctly, said a Sudanese analyst on condition
of anonymity. The region, its people and the government have been demonised
due to political gain by the rebels of the south. Now the people of Darfur
and Sudan are bearing the brunt of it, he added.
In Khartoum on Monday, army spokesman General Muhammad Bashir Sulaiman said
in the Al Anbaa newspaper that "the Security Council resolution about the
Darfur issue is a declaration of war on Sudan and its people".
"The Sudanese army is now prepared to confront the enemies of Sudan on land,
sea and air," he said. He also said, "The UN resolution is a decision to go
to war and has no moral or humanitarian value. We maintain our right to
respond in case of foreign military intervention, and we will not welcome
invaders with flowers and flags."
Thousands of Sudanese protest U.N. deadline concerning Darfur
Angry sudanese women shout in a crowd of over 100,0000 Sudanese protesters
in Khartoum Wednesday, Aug 4, 2004 as they march to the office of the
United Nations in Khartoum to protest a UN security council resolution
that gives Sudan only one month to stop the violence in western Sudan's
Darfur region or face possible sanctions.
Over 100,0000 Sudanese protesters in Khartoum Wednesday, Aug 4, 2004 march
to the office of the United Nations in Khartoum to protest a UN security
council resolution that gives Sudan 30 days to stop the violence of Arab
militia in Darfur province. (AP Photo/Abd Raouf)
Thousands of Sudanese protest U.N. deadline concerning Darfur
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- More than 100,000 people staged a
state-organized protest Wednesday against a U.N. Security Council
resolution giving Sudan 30 days to stop Arab militia violence in
the western region of Darfur or face economic and diplomatic
Protesters also warned that Sudan could become a battlefield
like Afghanistan or Iraq if foreign military forces enter this
African country to try to end the 17-month Darfur conflict, which
has killed 30,000 people, forced a million from their homes and
left an estimated 2.2 million in urgent need of food, medicine and
"Targeting Sudan means you will fall into a third swamp, after
Afghanistan and Iraq," said a senior member of the ruling party,
Mohammed Ali Abdullah, in comments directed at President Bush and
British leader Tony Blair.
"There are lions here in Sudan who would like to confront the
On Friday, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution giving
Sudan 30 days to disarm pro-government Arab militias blamed for the
violence in Darfur or face penalties.
Annan has said he expects Sudan to cooperate with the
resolution, but warned of consequences if Khartoum does not.
In a July 29 statement, Annan accused Sudanese "government
security personnel" of threatening displaced people and expressed
grave concern about "reports of continuing intimidation, threats
and attacks against refugees."
Wednesday's protesters, many chanting "No to America and its
followers," delivered a memorandum to the U.N. envoy's office in
Khartoum demanding Annan retract his "misleading" remarks about
the Darfur situation or resign.
"You, as the secretary general of the United Nations, hold all
the responsibility for escalating the crisis in Darfur as your
remarks formed the basis of the misleading, antagonistic Western
propaganda against Sudan," the memorandum said in Arabic.
The memorandum also accused Annan of collaborating with the
United States and Israel in "expressing enmity to Sudan."
The ruling National Congress party's secretary-general, Ibrahim
Ahmed Omar, led the demonstrators from the U.N. offices to the
presidential palace in Khartoum's Martyrs' Square, where he accused
foreign nations of threatening Sudan in a bid to gain access to the
country's natural resources.
"They will return empty handed ... (because) we used to be
Mujahedeen and we are still Mujahedeen," Omar told the protesters,
who included people holding banners threatening holy war and
students wearing military uniforms.
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