Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Zulqi'dah 10, 1425/December 22, 2004 #124


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President Bush is spending $1 billion a week in Iraq ostensibly to help the people of Iraq. .
By contrast 80 homeless people died in Baltimore, Maryland during 2004 of a variety of causes.
[Source: Mark Steiner's show on WJHU radio, Dec. 21.]
There are an estimated 3,000,000 homeless people in America.
[Source: A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition.]
Bush wants to provide "security" to Iraq. In Baltimore, during 2004, there have been 277 murders till now. [Source: WBAL Radio, Dec. 15.]
Peace on Earth: Jesus and the Message of Love

A Plea for Peace: Are there any Christian Clerics who Will Speak Against the Desecration and Occupation of Mosques by the U.S. in Iraq & against the Destruction of 130 Mosques by Israel?

By Buut Shikan [Idol Breaker].

December 21 was a sad day in America: The Iraqi mujahideen struck at the U.S. military base in Mosul and killed 14 American troops and 4 Haliburton-related contractors. Four Iraqi mercenaries were also killed. Another 51 U.S. troops were wounded, many of them seriously, along with 20 other contractors, some of them Americans..

Our hearts go out to the families of the dead and the wounded who are mourning and grieving just 3 days before Christmas eve. War is indeed cruel.

This is a time to think of the possibilities for peace. Jesus, peace be on him, symbolizes peace and love for most Christians. For us as Muslims, peace and love are important but peace and love cannot be nationalized. We want peace and love for ALL peoples.

Only a couple of months back, during the holy month of Ramadan, the U.S. launched its military juggernaut into the city of Fallujah in Iraq. In a month when even secularized Muslims pray and fast and try to regain their spirituality, Fallujah, the city of mosques, was turned into a living hell by the most powerful military force on the planet earth.

During the month of Ramadan, the people of Fallujah were not only disturbed in their prayer and fasting, half of the population had to leave home and hearth and find refuge in Camps, often under the open sky, outside the city.

The American forces pulverized the city, attacking it home by home and mosque by mosque. In some instances, U.S. forces claimed that they received fire from mosques and had to counterattack. This may have been true in a couple of cases, but then the U.S. went on to destroy large numbers of mosques and to desecrate the others.

Some of the mosques were turned into rest areas for heavily armed American troops.
[See photo of one such mosque with troops lounging in the prayer area on our web site www.newtrendmag.org.

One U.S. entry into a mosque, videotaped by an NBC photographer, involved U.S. marines murdering wounded Iraqis lying in the mosque. The center piece of this video was a marine who walked up to an old Iraqi, half-dead, unarmed, lying in a corner of the mosque. The marine walked up to him, uttered an expletive and shot him dead point blank.

The offensive in Fallujah continued towards the end of Ramadan into the HOLIEST NIGHT OF PRAYER, LAILATUL QADR, the Night of Power, when the Qur'an was revealed. This is the night when most Muslims pray for most of the night. In Fallujah, the U.S. military kept shooting and killing all that night.

Of course the people of Fallujah had NO EID
Those who left are still camped outside the city, while countless others left behind are feared dead on starving.


[The 131 mosques ISRAEL has destroyed in occupied Palestine are seldom, if ever, even mentioned in the U.S. media.]

Till now the mujahideen in Iraq were seen as a force which could be destroyed. The assault on Fallujah was supposed to break the back of the resistance. Instead, not only has the resistance survived, it has become stronger. If we hit them, they can hit us in return.

America's pain at the attack in Mosul is multiplied by its occurrence just before Christmas. It brings to us the reality of savagery near a time of holiness and peace.

We call on Christian preachers and clerics to urge a halt to war during times of holy days.
Even when war is justified, there should be a cease fire during holy days. The Qur'an teaches about entire months in which there should be no warfare even when it is justified.

Those who love Jesus, peace be on him, can learn from the Qur'an and call for peace during days of prayer and worship. If America, the only military superpower, leads by example, its opponents will have to match its goodwill. The strong have to show some grace for the weak to be magnanimous in turn.


On December 21, immediately after the attack on the U.S. military camp in Mosul, a Jihad web site claimed that the attack was a martyrdom operation by the Jaish Ansar al-Sunnah, a Kurdish Islamic movement.

On December 22, General Myers confirmed that. It appears that the body of the bomber has been found. He is reported by U.S. media to be 24 years old and married only a month back.

Earlier, all day on December 21, the Pentagon had insisted that it was a rocket attack, one of several rockets.

A Letter of Thanks from 'Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar's Wife
[She stands by a man whose only 'fault' is that he opposes the Egyptian Tyrant. U.S. Citizen Oppressed Unjustly.]

Dear Friends,

This past week was the governments presentation of the "evidence". Their case consisted of numerous phone calls from 1996-2001. None of which contained any information that would support the conspiracy charges. As I had stated in my earlier emails Ahmed was attempting to bring two sides together to achieve peace in Egypt. The prosecutor took many lines out of phone conversations and presented them out of the context from which they came, and Ahmed was all too quick to let both the jury and prosecutor know that. Many observers in the courtroom were talking about how Ahmed controlled the governments line of questioning. This was the best explanation for the outbursts of Mr. Morvillo! Ahmed calmly gave answers and explained to the jury when things were taken out of context. Especially when Quranic verses were presented. Ahmed found himself giving mini lessons on Islam. The week ended with a bang as many of you may have read in the NY Times, Newsday and other tabloids. "You're quite a patriot Mr. Sattar" was the final comment from the government. The judge immediately ordered it stricken from the record and instructed the jury to disregard the statement and was told this was unprofessional and there was no place in the courtroom for this type of comment!

The next phase of the trial is as follows, First the prosecutor gives his closing remarks then the defense lawyers each have their turn, and then the prosecutor has a chance for a rebuttal. After that the judge explains the charges and all of the points that they must agree on in order to reach a verdict or not, then he will dismiss them to the jury room to deliberate.

Please pray for Ahmed. God willing he will be home soon. I would like to thank all of those who have been at my side for the past 2 1/2 years, took time out of your day to come to the courthouse or simply uttered a kind word or thought to me or my children. We will never forget you.

Have a happy Holiday and a healthy New Year!

The next court date is December 29 & 30, the Gov't. Closing, Then on January 3, 2003, for the defenses closing, and we're back to four days until a verdict is reached.

My best regards to all,
The Human Face of Masaud Khan

VIRGINIA INNOCENT: Pakistani-American in for 90 Years.
Visited by Mother after 9 hour drive. Good Citizen Victimized by Ashcroft.

[Written before Ramadan.]

This past weekend, my son, Ahmad, his wife and her sister and husband and I were finally permitted to visit Masaud at the US Penitentiary in Pennington Gap, Virginia. Masaud was transferred to this prison about 7 weeks ago and it has taken all that time to receive permission to visit him. We left on Friday evening and drove all night in order to reach there before 8:00 am. It was a long 9-hour trip, relieved by our ability to rotate drivers and stop for a rest and prayers along the way. We traveled on Highway 81-S to 58 and then, by asking for directions from time to time, found that we had a 20-mile trek up a winding mountain to Pennington Gap - a tiny town whose residents are mainly farmers, dealing in Black Angus cattle, sheep, and corn.

The local people appear friendly and are not at all concerned with (1) men with beards (everyone seems to have a beard and long hair); or (2) women wearing scarves (except to say that the "outfits are very nice" and "where do you'all come from?" Everyone was polite; the mountain air and water are healthy; and the view is spectacular.

Lee Penitentiary was built in 2002 and is located about a mile from the town. Visiting hours are from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Fridays, and from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. It takes time to process the visitor for the escorted visit, and can take from 1 - 2 hours, depending on the number of visitors waiting to enter and the availability of a guard escort. Visitors are seated at a designated table. The inmate sits opposite the visitors and maintains a distance.
I was told it would be permitted to greet the inmate (give a hug) and that we could eat lunch together from items available in vending machines there.

Alhamdulillah, it was a blessed visit for us and such a joy to be able to hug my son for the first time in over 15 months and then to have the luxury of talking to him for over 6 hours without a glass window and telephone. I kept thinking of his little son, Ebraheem, and how Masaud will be able to hold him and kiss him when he comes for a visit. One can never know how these simple acts can mean so much until they are taken away. We struggled with our emotions and managed most of the time to show smiling faces to Masaud. I was relieved that Masaud looked well and had a better color, although thin, and he said that he has access to exercise in an outside courtyard so that his health has improved, since the lack of sun at the Detention Center was adversely affecting his skin. There are Kosher meals available since there are approximately 300 Muslims there and his cellmate is also a Muslim. He has access to a prison commissary for toiletries, clothing, food snacks, stamps, envelopes, etc. which he has to purchase. He maintains a phone account and can place 15-minute calls at his own expense, for which I am also very grateful.

Masaud has been assigned a work schedule and earns about $4.00 a month. He spends his free time reading and praying. Mail delivery is sporadic and slow. He usually receives my letters in "bunches." If anyone wishes to write him, the address is below:
Masaud Khan - Reg. No. 46810-083 
U. S. Penitentiary LEE County 
P.O. Box 305 
Jonesville, VA 23263-0305 
Our family is still struggling and remains hopeful for his release, Allah Willing. As always, Masaud appears to be the stronger of us and shows immense patience and trust in Allah. The appeal is in progress but nothing is being done at present until a final decision is made by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding federal sentencing guidelines.
Once that decision is made, the attorneys can begin their briefing schedule. There are also several motions pending in Court at this time.
This is the time when we must pray for miracles to happen. I am writing to the Congress with the help of a neighbor and still searching for a way to exonerate my son. I hope the Community does not forget him and I wish they would join with me in the correspondence I am beginning with certain Congressmen. It is important that he is not forgotten and that his case is constantly brought before the public as a reminder of the injustices occurring every day to innocent people.

When we left to return home, I hugged him goodbye and told him I would be back on Eid, inshallah. He stood there across the room, watching us go, and our hearts broke that he was not walking out with us. He does not belong there! He bears no resemblance to some of the 900 inmates who are there for life sentences for the worst of crimes. May Allah keep him safe from harm, and return our loved one to us. Please pray for him and make duas during the coming blessed month of Ramadan.

Yours in Islam
Bilquis (Um-Masaud)
PAKISTANI NEWS: [From our Pakistan rep. reading Urdu language media.]


December 22: Jamaate Islami's Bakhtiar Maani won by a landslide in bye elections held in Malakand. He was the representative of the Islamic coalition, MMA. In an important step towards unity, Jamiatul Ulema-e-Islami, led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, withdrew its own candidate to stop Islamic votes from being divided.

The Musharraf government had announced that it would pour huge development funds into Malakand, in an effort to dilute support for the Islamic movement. It did'nt work. The Islamic candidate won a clear and convincing victory.

Malakand is an important area in the struggle between Islam and American interests owing to its location in Frontier Province of Pakistan.


December 19: An impressive rally of the Islamic Coalition, MMA, was held in Rawalpindi's famous Liaqat Bagh. In normal circumstances few would have attended a political rally in torrential rain. However, MMA's supporters, in their thousands, refused to budge and listened to speeches denouncing the regime of General Musharraf, who is seen here as the "American president."

The rally was preceded by two marches through the streets as two long columns of people led by Islamic leaders who are looking for PEACEFUL CHANGE joined up at the public grounds.

At a dramatic point in the rally, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, the leader of Jamaate Islami OFFERED HIMSELF FOR MARTYRDOM in the effort to remove the American installed president Musharraf.


December 10. Near the Afghan frontier, in North Waziristan's Barmal area, Islamic tribals slew a man named Sher Ali who was known as a collaborator of the U.S. He had received several threats to stop his activities. The tribals claimed that he had a satellite phone which he allegedly used to pass information to U.S. forces. The killers took away his phone.


On December 19, there were bomb explosions near the holiest Shia mosques in Najaf and Karbala. More than 60 people were reported killed and more than a hundred wounded.

The U.S. installed "Prime Minister" of Iraq, Iyad Allawi, a Shi'ite CIA agent, claimed that the attack was the work of "Sunni militants" aiming at creating sectarian strife in Iraq to disrupt the "elections."

No Sunni group, however, took responsibility for the attacks.

News reports, some appearing on CNN Headline News on December 20, indicated that the attacks might have been the result of internal Shi'ite conflict, tribal rather than Shia-Sunni.

A day later the Islamic leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamene'i came out with a stunning disclosure. He said that the U.S. and Israel were behind the attacks. He added that the U.S. wants to hold "elections" in Iraq which will be only "surface level" and partial.

The leader of Iran seems to have come to the conclusion that the "elections" will be engineered in such a way that only American and Israeli agents will get elected.

New Trend analysts say that Ayatollah Khamen'ei has blown the cover off the intrigues behind the "elections" being planned in an occupied country where the blood of the Iraqi people is flowing in the streets.

The U.S. military operation against the Mahdi army, led by Muqtada al-Sadr, our analysts say, was meant to ensure that no genuine Shia Islamic groups would be able to function in an organized way. More than 500 Shias were killed by the U.S. army in THREE DAYS. American forces desecrated both Najaf and Karbala, much to the surprise of Iran which had thought that it could subtly gain from cooperation with the U.S. election plan.

BLAIR's POLITICAL PORNOGRAPHY: In the steps of Balfour, Radcliffe & Gordon

At a time when Iraq is bleeding, when Lancet magazine reports 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed by the U.S. air force, Britain's Tony Blair, guarded by a flotilla of U.S. Black Hawk helicopters, flew into embattled Baghdad and shook hands with CIA agent Iyad Allawi.

Blair's slogan of "democracy versus terrorism" indicates that he believes in his own delusions about Iraq and is totally cut off from reality.

Zionist-backed Britons like Blair have left a trail of death and destruction through modern Muslim history. BALFOUR decided to give PALESTINE to the JEWS, although it was not his to give. RADCLIFFE gave Muslim areas of Eastern Punjab to India, EFFECTIVELY CUTTING OFF KASHMIR FROM PAKISTAN.

Earlier in SUDAN, the British destroyed the ENTIRE CITY OF KHARTOUM and rebuilt it on the pattern of the Union Jack, the British flag.

The Zionist-backed British elites owe the Muslim world. They have planted the seeds of ongoing conflict in the heartlands of Islam.

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