Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Sha'aban 4, 1425/ September 19, 2004 #93

Sis. Amina Shaikh of London, England, has just returned from occupied Palestine where she and two other British Muslim women had a run-in with Israeli police. New Trend is interviewing her.
Also in next issue:
BOYCOTT of U.S. elections can be of great benefit to Muslims.

Plus, a rebuttal of the idea that a boycott of elections will reduce Muslim influence in America.

What happened to the Separation of Church and State?:

Sept. 15, 2004. Senator Tom Daschle [Democrat] spoke at length in the U.S. Senate about the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. He was sad that the bombing many years back of a Jewish temple in Buenos Aires had still not been punished. [No mention of the 130 mosques Israel has destroyed in occupied Palestine.]

Senator Edward Kennedy [Democrat] also greeted the Jewish people on Rosh Hashanah and easily connected his greetings to the prosperity and success of Israel. [Muslims should wise up, especially the naive ones who think Jews and Israel are separate issues.]

[For overseas readers: Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year when God supposedly created Adam and Eve. One's fate for the coming year is decided on this day.]

MADONNA traveled to Israel for Rosh Hashanah:

Imagine how shameless this woman is that she took the name of the blessed Mary [Maryam], mother of Jesus [peace be on them both], and then exploited herself as a sexual symbol, defying morality with her sexual exploits and flaunting her pregnancy out of wedlock.

Madonna has taken the Jewish name "Esther" and traveled to Israel on Rosh Hashanah with 2000 other people who claim to be studying the Kabalah along with her.

Israel, through American Jews in the entertainment industry, is attracting and orchestrating the corruption of America.

[Note: Kabalah is a supposedly mystical way of interpreting Jewish scripture.]
Press Release

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Urges Muslims of America to Boycott Election 2004

Jamaat al-Muslimeen
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

National Shoora Council

Sis. Karen English [California]
Br. Sulaiman Solano [Texas]
Br. Abu Talib [Brooklyn, New York]
Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina]
Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz [Pennsylvania]
Br. Kaukab Siddique [Maryland] [Ameer]
Sis. Aisha Shaheed [New York City] [Secretary General]
Br. Salahuddin Abdullah, Colorado
[and others]

[With a note of thanks to Dr. Anwarul Haque, Pakistan]


Guess whose political position is this?

Continue the war of occupation in Iraq.
Continue the war against "terrorism" in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Continue 100% support for Israel.
Intervene in Darfur [Sudan] and destroy Sudan.
Support India against Kashmir.
Support Russia against Chechnia.
Continue building prisons in America.
No Reparations for 400 years of slavery.

Obviously BUSH!
But wait! This is Kerry’s position too. This IS Kerry’s position. Check it out.
As for Nader, he is a spoiler and has no chance of winning. Nor does Kucinich.


Try to understand the moves of the power structure: America as an imperial power controlled by the Zionists.
BUSH HAS BEEN USED UP [if not completely, then 3/4ths]. Now an election stir is needed so that the power structure can convince people that whatever Bush did is in the past, so let’s move on.

[If things get worse in Iraq and "terrorism," Bush might be "re-elected" to complete the job.]

NOTICE WHAT HAPPENED the one MILLION Iraqi children who died slow deaths owing to U.S. sanctions under Clinton. [Remember Medeleine Albright’s comment that "it was worth it?"] Today those million children are forgotten. The propaganda burden of Bush’s "war of liberation" was so heavy that most Americans forgot about the years of agony imposed on Iraq earlier, the embargo, the sanctions, the "no-fly zones." Iraq’s economic collapse is being brazenly attributed to Saddam Hussain’s rule.

Along came Bush after 9.11 and did Israel’s job of the destruction of Iraq so thoroughly that the Israelis themselves could not have done it so well themselves. In the process BUSH ALIENATED THE ENTIRE WORLD. So now the power structure needs an "out." Either get Kerry elected and pretend that we are now in the process of "undoing the damage," or keep Bush and say "we have to complete the task."


  1. The Qur’an has strictly forbidden any cooperation with oppressors, let alone becoming part of their system. The Qur’an says:

    "Persevere with constancy to the command of thy Lord and do not obey those among them who commit sin and reject [Allah’s commands]." [76:24.]

  2. Muslims can legitimately take as leaders only those people chosen under Islamic law who follow Allah and His messenger:

    "O ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the messenger and those charged with authority from AMONG YOU ..." [4:59]

    Thus there is no scope in Islam for acceptance of non-Islamic leaders.

  3. Even beyond the matter of leadership, Muslims are not permitted to allow those who reject Islam to enter their inner circle [such as mosques, shoora councils, advisory boards and all bodies concerned with policy making]:

    "O ye who believe! Take not into your inner circle those outside your ranks. They will not fail to corrupt you. They only desire your ruin. Rank hatred has already appeared from their mouths:
    What their hearts conceal is far worse. We have made plain to you the Signs, if you have understanding." [3:118]

  4. INTEGRATION OF MUSLIMS INTO A SYSTEM WHICH RECOGNIZES ISRAEL, ENCOURAGES ADULTERY and HOMOSEXUALITY and has no clear lines of morality is simply not the way for Muslims to go:

    "Shall We treat those who believe and do good deeds the same as those who do mischief on earth? Shall we treat those who guard against evil the same as those who turn away from right?

  5. EVEN AMONG MUSLIMS, COOPERATION IS PERMITTED ONLY ON THE BASIS OF QUR’ANIC STANDARDS OF Taqwa [AWARENESS of ALLAH]. There can’t be legitimate cooperation with people who have MUSLIM NAMES but are working for the system:

    "... Cooperate mutually in goodness and TAQWA, but do not help each other in sin and transgression..." [5:3]


    "And remember that Abraham was tried by his Lord with certain commands, which he fulfilled:
    He [Allah] said: I will make thee a leader to the nations. He [Abraham] pleaded: And also [leaders] from my offspring? He [Allah] answered: But my promise does not go to oppressors." [2:124]

  7. PROPHET MUHAMMAD (pbuh) SPENT HIS LIFE STRUGGLING AGAINST THE KIND OF POWER STRUCTURE we HAVE in America Where the Rich and the Powerful Exploit the weak and the poor. He NEVER taught, directly or indirectly, that Muslims should become part of such an exploitative system for the sake of gaining some benefits for themselves:

    "Aus ibn Shurajeel (r.a.) heard the messenger of Allah, pbuh, saying: One who helps an oppressor and provides him support and sustenance, although he knows that such is an oppressor, such a one has left Islam." [Hadith, Mishkat al-Masabih]

  8. The blessed messenger of Allah, Muhammad, (pbuh) has forbidden Muslims from accepting invitations from leaders who are corrupt, who live lives of frivolity and waste, who party while humans are suffering, who live in luxury while people are poor. Even food should not be eaten with such people, let alone trying to vote them into power:

    "‘Imran ibn Hisain narrates that the Prophet, pbuh, forbade us to accept the invitation of corrupt people [who do not differentiate between halal and haram]." Hadith, Mishkat al-Masabih]

  9. INTEGRATION INTO THE POWER STRUCTURE IMPLIES OBEDIENCE TO "OTHERS THAN ALLAH." Such acceptance and obedience is forbidden. Here is the general ruling:

    "There is no obedience and acceptance in wrongdoing. Obedience is permitted only in that which is clearly GOOD [Al-Ma’roof]." [Hadith, Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]

  10. If a scholar, Muslim in name, as an ISNA man did in the Bush election, urges Muslims to vote, would that make it permissible in Islam? The answer is a clear "No."

    "When a command comes from the ameer to disobey Allah, then do not listen and do not obey." [Hadith, Sahih Bukhari.]

  11. The world view of the American power structure, based on concentration of wealth, land and power in a few hands and corporations is diametrically opposed to that of Islam. This what prophet Muhammad (pbuh) told the Jews of Arabia when he broke up their wealth and control of the economy:

    "Know that the earth belongs to Allah and His messenger." [Hadith, Sahih Bukhari]

  12. The audience and support system Islam wants is very different from that which America’s power structure wants:

    "O Allah, grant me life as a poor person, cause me to die as a poor person, and resurrect me in the company of the poor." [Hadith, Sunan of Tirmidhi and Baihaqi]
[To be continued, inshallah]

Dr. Ashqar Refuses to Cooperate in the Oppression of Palestinians by USA/ISRAEL

Alexandria, Virginia

September 16th, 2004

On September 15th, 2004, Dr. Abdelhaleem Ashqar was released from Jail on bond from "solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correction Facility (MCC) in Chicago" to Home Incarceration. The 2.6 million Dollar bond was set awaiting trial on criminal contempt, Obstruction of Justice and racketeering to provide material support to Hamas. The US attorney ceased the civil contempt charge on October 8, 2003 and indicted him on criminal contempt (to punish him for refusing to testify against some Muslim Organizations, Palestinian and Muslim activists, friends and scholars). After the many years of harassment and targeting of constitutionally protected activities the Government again is torturing Dr. Ashqar. He was arrested in his home on August 19, 2004 on a superceding indictment claming that he is part of a criminal conspiracy to aid Hamas.

Most of the alleged activities presented in the indictment against Dr. Ashqar occur before 1994, a time when Hamas was not designated as a terrorist organization. Moreover the alleged activities even if true were lawful activities. In order to avoid statute of limitation problems the Government alleges that Dr. Ashqar’s refusal to testify before two grand juries are overt acts in support of the criminal conspiracy of racketeering.


New Trend is receiving reports on a daily basis of conflict in occupied Kashmir. The Indian army is committing atrocities of unimaginable savagery, excecutions of unarmed youths on "suspicion" of cooperation with the resistance, entry into homes at night and execution of suspects, use of heavy weapons against homes suspected of supporting resistance fighters.

India is working in tandem with Pakistan's General Musharraf. The Pakistani general is following U.S. orders to seal off entry points from Pakistan through which the resistance receives supplies and Pakistani volunteers from the Jihad movement.

India is moving fast to crush the Kashmiris. The latest shootings include people who are in the peaceful political opposition. The most prominent of these is attorney Peer Hussamuddin. On September 15, an Indian hit squad dragged Hussamuddin from his home in Srinagar and shot him at close range. [There were protests against the murder all over Kashmir. Hussamuddin, a Jamaate Islami activist had been to prison numerous times owing to his peaceful protests against India.]

Earlier on September 13 in Srinagar, mujahideen calling themselves al-Mansooreen [probably a branch of Lashkare Taiba] carried out a spectacular attack on an Indian military force known as the CRPF which has been involved in atrocities against Muslims. Four Indian troops, including Chitram Singh, commander of 85th battalion of the CRPF and Anant Nath, commander of the 84th battalion, were killed, and the commander of CRPF and 4 soldiers were wounded. Two of the three mujahideen who infiltrated the heavy security area were martyred in the Indian counterattack.

Earlier In the Palwama of occuipied Kashmir, an Indian unit identified as 63rd Rashtriya Rifles desecrated a mosque, leading to protest demonstrations by the villagers. The Indians tortured to death Javed Ahmed Shaikh, an activist of the Islamic resistance movement known as Hizb al-Mujahideen. The entire population of his area came out to protest his murder.

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