Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Sha'aban 28, 1425/ October 13, 2004 #100
Jamaat al-Muslimeen News

Br. Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar, political prisoner, U.S. citizen of Egyptian origin, was taken to hospital from his New York prison late in the afternoon of October 12. He is suffering from chest pains.

[He is being accused of "terrorism" because he talked to opponents of the Hosni Mubarak regime on telephone. The government has been reading translations of his phone conversations in the court. It doesn't prove anything except that he talked to opponents of the Mubarak regime and he is opposed to that murderous regime.]


As-Salamu Alaikum,
Attached is a acrobat copy of our flier for The Gambian School Project.. I will be leaving on the 18th of October for a 3 to 6 month stay (inshallah).
During the month of Ramadan, please consider us for a donation. One U.S. dollar is equal to 29.8 Gambian dollars. $10 = $298. and so on. Gambia is one of the, not the poorest countries in the world.
Money may be sent to:
Kenneth Moulden
3702 Glen Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21215
in the note section of your check put: Gambian School Project
or for larger donations, you may follow instruction on the back of the flier. There is a bank charge to send money directly to our account in Gambia. All donations will go directly for our building construction which is under way. Al-humdullah.
At this point most of the donations have come from Muslim Women and non-Muslims. Children in the Philly area donated A "LARGE" amount of pennies saved for this project.
on another note: Our next Al-Ummah newsletter will be published during my stay in Gambia.. Please continue to email me articles, photos and announcements.


[It was a well orchestrated fraud -Editor.]

"Talk of the Nation" Program
National Public Radio

Subject: Peter Bergen on the Afghan "Elections." [October 11]

Dear Producer

You would probably agree with me that accuracy, context and factuality are important in any reporting and analysis. I admire Peter Bergen’s clipped [British?] accent: so likable in the impression he creates of reluctant truth teller. However, his report on the Afghan "elections" was not accurate and low on context and facts. An American helicopter gun ship could fly through the gaps in his argument. Here are a few points you can bring to his attention:
  1. He tried to make much of his location: Gardez in Pashtun territory. He did not mention how he got there and the extent of "security" under which the voting was carried out. If he was carried to Gardez by a U.S. gun ship, is it a surprise that he tried to belittle the Pashtun majority by denigrating their boycott of the "elections."

  2. He did not discuss the basic groundwork of the "elections": They were held under the protection of American and European troops and in the eye of the vigilant American air force. Karzai, the American-appointed "leader" of "democratic" Afghanistan, is guarded by U.S. security agents. Without the Americans, the "elections" would not have happened.

  3. The only fact Peter Bergen let drop was that the United Nations spent $60 million on the Afghan "elections." If Bergen knows Afghanistan, he would know that in the intense poverty of that war ravaged country, $60 million dollars can buy any number of "voters." The Afghans are cunning. When they see the Americans carrying out the charade of "elections," some of them don’t mind standing in line to cast a ballot and get a dollar in exchange. Not a bad bargain considering the poverty there.

  4. Peter Bergen has praised IMPERIAL HUBRIS, published by a senior intelligence officer. [See back cover of book] Is it possible that he did not read the chapter on Afghanistan which makes these points about Karzai?:
    3. AS A KNOWN, WESTERNIZED, AGENT OF THE U.S., he has no future in Afghanistan.
    He will last only as long as his sky is covered by U.S. F-16s and helicopter gunships. The ground under him is already shaking as the Taliban are on the attack. On "election day" as well as the day after, there were numerous Taliban attacks, some in Kabul itself.

  5. Bergen should not try to ignore similar "elections" held by the Indian army in Kashmir, by the Russian military in Chechnia and by Israel’s surrogates in Palestine. "Elections" can always be held in security zones. They are vain attempts to ignore reality.

Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
WAR NEWS: [Collected and organized by our Media Monitor.]



October 12. The U.S. announced that it attacked SEVEN mosques in Ramadi, an area held by the Sunni majority. The reason given was that these mosques had caches of weapons in them and the Imams were instigating the people against the U.S. occupation forces. However, the media footage of the mosques after the attack did not show any weapons in the mosques. Instead the footage showed the mosques riddled with machine gun fire and artillery shrapnel. Qur’ans and Islamic texts were scattered on the ground.
[New Trend’s reporter says: The argument that mosque imams are instigating people against occupation forces indicates that now the U.S. is now removing the facade that it is not making war on Islam. There are mosques across the world which are urging the oppressed masses to stand up to America. Thus America is putting itself squarely and openly against Islam.]
[Observers say: the U.S. argument would also apply to the Ka’aba and the mosque of the Prophet, pbuh, if the forces of Islam wrest them from the regime of the Saud family. The U.S. is moving towards a dangerous confrontation with the rising tide of Islam.]


October 11: On the 12th day of its murderous assaults on Palestinian townships, Israel’s air force hit a mosque in the Jabaliya refugee camp. The mosque and surrounding homes were severely damaged. Qur’ans and Islamic books in the mosque caught fire as the Jewish jet fighters hit the place of worship. [The Jews have destroyed 130 mosques during the Intifada.
This was the 131st documented case of sacrilege.]

Israeli troops killed a 11 year old Palestinian girl, riddling her with 20 shots. The Jews have killed more than 100 unarmed Palestinians since Sept. 29 in an ongoing attempt to desroy the Palestinian will to resist.

However, observers note that in Taba, Egypt, the Jews were caught with their pants down by Al-Qaida and paid in part for the ongoing slaughter of innocent Palestinians. More than 10,000 Jews, mostly military forces resting from their rampages in Palestinian cities, fled back to occupied Palestine from their orgies in Egyptian night clubs and hotels.


From our Pak representative

Pakistani mujahideen leader Abdullah Mahsud opened a new front against the Musharraf regime by capturing two Chinese engineers and taking them to Mahsud territory. According to Sana news, Abdullah told Voice of America by telephone that there is NO Al-Qaida network in his area. He said his resistance group is 100% Pakistani and is fighting to secure the release of Muslims arrested by the Musharraf government.
Meanwhile in the night between October 11 and 12, there were heavy exchanges of firing between Pakistani troops and Pakistani mujahideen in the Makeen Ludha and Kuni Garam mountain areas of south Waziristan.
[The kidnaping of Chinese engineers may also be connected to the fact that the Musharraf regime arrested and handed over a Chinese Islamic leader to the Chinese Communists last year.
He is reported to have been tortured and executed by the Communists.]
[In the meantime, in an attempt to woo the Ahmadzai, Mahsud and other tribes which are siding with the forces of Islam, the Musharraf regime has offered a big bribe: An offer to spend $ 50,000,000 for the "upliftment" of the tribal areas. The money has probably come from the USA.]


5th Anniversary

From our Pakistan rep.

The Muslim League Party, whose leader Nawaz Sharif was forcefully overthrown by General Musharraf five years ago on October 12, organized a Day of Shame all over the country.
Demonstrations and rallies protested the military regime. The police acted in a ruthless way against the protestors and arrested hundreds of Muslim League supporters.

Nawaz Sharif’s elected government was toppled by General Musharraf at a signal from the United States. In the last five years, the General has used vast American resources put at his disposal to fight the Pakistani people.

The General used deception to neutralize the peaceful Pakistani Islamic movement led byJamaate Islami. Today he is using 70,000 troops against the Pashtun tribes which support the anti-American armed Islamic movement.


By Edward W. Miller, MD

"There are not two classes of terrorists, one that is condemned and another that is pardoned. Terrorism must be fought, no matter what its origin."

Martin Torrijos, President of Mexico 1 Sept. 2004

"We have met the enemy and he is us" Pogo

Bush’s pre-emptive " SHOCK AND AWE " against the Iraqis, was outright terrorism. A hidden, more deadly terrorism was the first Gulf War followed by the 13-years of Oil-for Food semi-starvation, daily US overflights with bombing, and a US-planned bacterial genocide created by destroying Iraq’s potable water facilities plus a UN embargo to prevent Iraqis from both cleaning up their water and even treating the water-born plagues. Add a desert air filled with depleted uranium particles and cluster bombs for the kids, and one can understand why two million Iraqis, the majority children and the aged, have died since Desert Storm. Also add Washington’s support for Sharon’s daily killing and terrorism of the Palestinians, and our Twin Towers deaths and Pentagon damage pale by comparison. Washington is reaping the harvest of those dragon’s teeth the Reagan, two Bush’s and the Clinton administrations have been sowing.

The morass in Iraq and Afghanistan worsens each week. Sixteen months after our leader, outfitted in flight clothes announced on the carrier deck an "end to hostilities in Iraq" British General Sir Mike Jackson just admitted his soldiers were now fighting a " counter-insurgency war" in Iraq.

Reporter Mike Benjamin, reporting in America’s oldest journal (EDITOR&PUBLISHER 9/16/2004 ) noted 16,765 US service members have so far been medically evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan for injuries and ailments not directly related to combat, according to the US Transportation Command. Injuries absent from the public Pentagon casualty reports cited by our media According to military date review from United Press International, these evacuees don’t fit the Pentagon’s definition of casualties, but veteran’s advocates say they should be counted. " The Pentagon has reported 1019, dead and 7,245 wounded in Iraq."

Meanwhile Iraqi civilian casualties are mounting. Adnan Zurfi, governor of that battle weary city, Najaf reported that "three weeks of urban warfare have killed at least 1,000 Iraqi rebels and civilians" and in the cement-factory town of Tal Adfar, 30 miles west of Mosul, troops battling insurgents, reported 67 rebels killed. (Chicago Tribune 9/11/2004), while a US air strike on Fallujah (16 Sept) left 44 civilians dead and 37 wounded. (ZAMAN INTERNATIONAL)

Gen. Richard Meyers, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff just acknowledged that it " could take months before the US and Iraqi authorities can take back "the toughest Sunni insurgent bastions such as Fallijah and Ramadi." (Yahoo News 9/10/2004)

Meanwhile, all is not going well with our allies. Patrick Cockburn reported (UK INDEPENDENT 9/12/204 ) " the US military assault on Tal Afar, an ethnically Turkmen city, has provoked a furious reaction from the Turkish government which is demanding the US call off the attack." "The US came into Iraq like an elephant astride its war machine ", said Ibrahim Jaafari, influential Iraqi Vice President." The Turks claimed the Kurds had managed to get the US involved on their side in the long-standing ethnic Kurd-Turkomen conflict.

The FAIRFAX NEW ZEALAND LIMITED reported 9/16/2004) New Zealand’s Kiwi troops are " pulling out of Iraq under a cloak of secrecy as security deteriorates ... " While a huge explosion and fire on the Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline on 9/1/2004, followed by the "biggest sabotage operation on oil instillations in Kirkut since the invasion" and a pipeline feeding the Al_Dura oil refinery on the outskirts of Baghdad, have further reduced Iraq’s already failing petroleum exports.

It would seem that bringing democracy to Iraq has become an increasingly painful process so let’s re-examine that barrage of falsehoods from the Bush' people which lead congress and many Americans down the road towards this war.

It seems obvious the drive to seize Iraq had been driven in part by Cheney's oil friends. The SF Chronicle (10 Mar 2003 ) reported a company tied to our Vice President had already won a Pentagon contract " for advice on rebuilding Iraq oil fields after a possible war."

Another hidden impetus behind Bush's War was revealed in the March/April 2003 magazine, MOTHER JONES, by investigative reporter Robert Dreyfuss: The United States " has steadily been accumulating military muscle in the Gulf, building bases, selling weaponry and forging military partnerships. Now, it is poised to consolidate its might in a place that will be a fulcrum of the world's balance of power for decades to come. At a stroke, by taking control of Iraq, the Bush administration can solidify a long-running strategic design. Dreyfuss quotes James Akins, former US diplomat and once ambassador to Saudi Arabia : It's the Kissinger Plan," says Akins. " I thought it had been killed, but it's back." According to Akins, the plan to seize Arab oil was initiated in 1975 in a series of well-placed articles in such American magazines as Harpers, Business Week, and Commentary. Dreyfuss notes: "The idea began to gain favor among a feisty group of hard-line, pro Israel thinkers who played important roles in President Reagan's Defense Department." Lead by Richard Perle, chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, this group still "occupies several dozen key posts in the White House, the Pentagon, and the State Department."

Dreyfuss also noted a Washington think tank developed: " Project for the New American Century" Members include Richard, Perle, strategist Robert Kagan, William Kristol, NEW REPUBLIC publisher, Martin Peretz, and ex-CIA Director James Woolsey and are " tied to a web of similar neo-conservative, pro-Israel organizations" Dreyfuss quoted Diplomat Akins: "It's a team that looks all too familiar, seeking to implement the plan first outlined back in 1975. It'll be easier once we have Iraq... we already have Qatar, and Bahrain too so it's only Saudi Arabia we're talking about, and the United Arab Emirates." Robert Dreyfuss also quoted Michael Klare, Hampshire College professor, and author of RESOURCE WARS, who concluded that :" Controlling Iraq is about oil as power, rather than oil as fuel ....Control over the Persian Gulf translates into control over Europe, Japan, and China. It's having our hand on the spigot."

The legitimacy of Muslim concern was also outlined by George Bisharat, Hastings Law professor, in a SF Chronicle column. Bisharat wrote: " The real reason we are going to war is the messianic vision of a small but influential group of strongly pro-Israel hawks within the Bush administration. Their goal is unilateral global domination through absolute military superiority." Bisharat noted the group's leader, Richard Perle: "helped author a study for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu describing Saddam Hussein's overthrow as "an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right." War against Iraq would eliminate any obstacle to a disposition of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on terms that satisfy Israel's territorial ambitions on most or all of the West Bank.

In a recent (7/9/04) article: TREASON IN HIGH PLACES: PENTAGON ZIONISTS, AIPAC and ISRAEL, writer James Petras notes: " The FBI investigation into Israel espionage agents in the Pentagon is part of a major struggle between prominent Zionists in the Pentagon and the US Security apparatus. Ever since the Bush regieme came into power there has been a fierce ... war between Pentagon Zionists .their military collaborators..and the professional military and intelligence apparatus."
Petras adds: " From 9/11/2001 to the invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon Zionists and their civilian militarists had the upper hand: They marginalized the CIA, and established their own intelligence services to "cook the data". They pushed through the doctrine of sequential wars, beginning with Afghanistan and Iraq and projecting wars with Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. The Pentagon Zionists increased Israel’s power in the Middle East, and promoted its expansionist colonization of Palestine..." Petras adds: " It's clear that Israeli agents, not simply Zionist ideologues, infest the top echelon of the Pentagon"

A day by day observation of this dangerous parasite’s quiet insinuation into Washington’s intelligence, defence, planning and political systems was recently offered by a retired Lieut-Colonel in the Air Force, Karen Kwaitkowski ( see Global Outlook, Issue 8 pgs. 15-20). Kwaitkowski writes: " From May 2002 until February 2003, I observed firsthand the formation of the Pentagon’s Office of Special Planning (OSP) and watched the latter stages of the neoconservative capture of the policy-intelligence nexus in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq ... I watched neoconservative agenda bearers within the OSP usurp measured and carefully-considered assessments, and though suppression and distortion of intelligence analysis, promulgate what were in fact falsehoods to both Congress and the Executive Office of the President."

Kwaitkowski describes in detail how longtime professionals in important Defense Department offices were replaced by agents from Jewish-orientated, agenda-bearing think tanks " including the Middle East Research Institute, the Washington Institute form Mideast Policy, and the Jewish Institute for International Affairs." Adding : ‘That the Pentagon ... was implementing its own foreign policy had not yet occurred to me," Kwaitkowski describes how the neocons in the Office of Special Plans, developed "talking points" , propaganistic in style and "all desk officers were ordered to use them verbatim..in material intended for higher-ups and people outside the Pentagon. "Talking points included Saddam Hussein’s..using chemical weapons against his own people", his relations with terrorists..aid to Palestinians, aggressive nuclear weapons program..." Thus, instead of developing defense policy alternatives and advice, the OSP was used to manufacture propaganda ... and pseudo war planning."

Stephen Green, recently retired official from the UN and well-know author of books on Israel and the Mideast, recently said of Paul Wolfowitz, active neocon and Bush’s close advisor on Iraq that Wolfowitz " had a strong attachment to Israel security, and a certain confusion about his obligation to US national security." Green adds that earlier when " Working with the DOD (Department of Defence), Wolfowitz had promoted the sale of ATM 9-L air-to-air missiles to China ... A sale that General Colin Powell, then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, intervened to cancel" (Green@CounterPunch.org)

Columnist Charlie Reese (www.rense.com/general57/apic.htm sept 15 ), reported that Neocons Richard Perle, Douglas Feith and David Wurmser’s policy paper advised Netanyhu to abandon the peace process, reject "land for peace", strengthen Israel’s defenses, and focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power. Reese adds: " Netanyhu did" abandon the peace process and at a cost of $ 200 billion and almost 1000 American lives, Israel did achieve its "strategic objective"... removing Saddam from power ... It didn’t cost Israel one shekel or one life." ... "The Israeli lobby ", Reese added, "has been so successful in labeling any criticism of Israel as "anti-semitic" that most Americans prefer to stick their heads in the sand."

Reaping the harvest of dragon’s teeth is likely to be a costly experience for Americans.

Chechnia Before Beslan

The consequences of the war on civilian lives

Civilian casualties

One year after the conflict started, war injuries are still the leading cause of death in most of Chechnya’s hospitals. In September and October, there were over 200 new war wounded reported in local medical facilities. Almost half of those hospitalized were women, children or the elderly. These numbers only reflect the wounded admitted in 12 of the over 30 hospitals still functioning in Chechnya. The total is, without question, far higher.

Hospitals report on a constant stream of civilian casualties resulting from gunfire and artillery, from aerial attacks and mines. Bombs intended for the Russian military or police outposts have also been placed in areas where civilians live. The military forces in Chechnya have paid scant regard for civilian casualties or civilian space in the conduct of the war. Villagers live in constant terror of indiscriminate gunfire which fills the nights throughout Chechnya.

"During the day it’s more or less quiet here, but at night it’s terrifying. There is a post on the main road right above the village. They get drunk and shoot all night. Just last week two armored vehicles came into the village at night. My husband ran out of the house and hid. They were screaming: "Kill him! Kill him!" They were shooting right into our house. How can I live here with my children? After that I went back to my home village (...). Almost every night I have to bring my children down to the basement because of the shooting (...). They are scared."

Resident of Prigorodnoe, 43 years old

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