Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief ---------------------------------------------------------
Zulqi'dah 22, 1425/January 3, 2005 #1
Please Scroll down to Discussion of Bible Criticism and Appeal from India's Muslims for Tsunami.


January 3. Latest confirmed figures are 145,000 dead and counting. The highest figure is that for Indonesia with more than 94,000 dead. More than 3 million are homeless in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Prayers for Dead in Mosques Across America

December 31. Funeral Prayers in absentia were held in numerous mosques across the U.S. and Canada for the victims of Tsunami. In Baltimore, at Masjid Noor, located in the northeast of the city, an overflow crowd listened to the Syrian imam's khutba on the cataclysm which has gripped the coastal communities of the Indian ocean. He explained from the Qur'an the inevitability of death and the way Muslims are supposed to respond to calamity.
In Canada, Toronto's Muslims in IMO collected $80,000 for Indonesia's Muslims on December 31, according to a report from Br. Meer Sahib.


NPR reported on January 3, that Imam Ghoneim, from Egypt, who was being detained by U.S. authorities in Orange County, California on technical charges of "relocation" from Texas to California decided to accept deportation to Qatar. Ghoneim was reportedly hounded by the U.S. at the behest of Zionist Jews because he had expressed support for the Palestinian resistance. His wife, devastated by the arrest and deportation, told NPR that the only reason for his arrest was that he stood for Islam.
[Ed. note: Hamas opposes Israel, not America.]
How can Bush claim to be a friend of Muslims hurt by Tsunami when he permits Jewish Zionist thugs who actually run this country to dishonor and deport honest Muslims who oppose the illegitimate Zionist entity which calls itself Israel?

Bush's Belated Response to Tsunami Disaster Could be Start of New Crusade in Humanitarian Guise. Muslim Charities are Being Excluded by Media and Washington

[From New Trend's Media Monitor]

When the Tsunami struck, killing tens of thousands, President Bush was not interested. Precious days were lost when many of the dying survivors could have been saved. The Washington regime added injury to insult by offering $15 million for relief.

When Bush noticed that he was being ridiculed around the world and even the pliant United Nations called his "donation" STINGY, he appeared on TV on the 4th day to offer condolences and to add $20 million to his largesse.

This humiliating and arrogant response made life difficult for Colin Powell and others who have to interact with governments holding down vast Muslim populations. He must have communicated his distress to Bush.

The latest moves by the Bush administration [December 31 and January 3] indicate that a new American plan is being implemented. Bush increased the relief fund to $350 million [still quite pathetic, about one and a half days' expense in occupied Iraq] and there is to be a telethon led by Clinton and Bush I. It seems to be a brilliant idea probably coming from Clinton who has a much better understanding of America than Bush.
[Still America is outclassed by little Japan which offered $500 million.]

Aid is being brought to Indonesia by U.S. marines, the same people who did Fallujah!
[ Ed. note: Sending in the marines is a sign of gross insensitivity to Muslim sentiment.]
Too little to late, but this could be an attempt to neutralize Muslim opposition sparked by the bombing of Afghanistan and Iraq and the ongoing genocide in Palestine.

Anything Bush does in the Muslim world will be viewed with suspicion. Within the United States, MUSLIM CHARITIES ARE NOT EVEN BEING LISTED in the lists of charities being offered to the American public. Bush and the media are behaving as if Muslim charities don't exist.

Is there any reason why Muslim charities are being excluded other than imperialistic designs? We noticed earlier in Darfur that after making a big hue and cry about a humanitarian disaster there, the U.S. closed down the ONLY MUSLIM CHARITY WHICH WAS WORKING DIRECTLY IN DARFUR.

Islamic Resistance has Pre-Empted Farcical 'elections.'
What America should do vs What it will Probably do.

[Analysis by New Trend's Mid-East Monitor.]

Anyone who cares for America would say, let's bring our troops home without delay. Pull out of Iraq and let the Iraqis solve their own problems. Why? Because ...


Senator Lieberman, the Jewish Democrat who led the movement for the invasion of Iraq, has just returned from a secretive visit to Baghdad. He spoke to ABC TV on January 2, 2005 and painted a picture so removed from Iraqi realities that one would be tempted to accuse him of trying to mislead Americans. He claimed that the Iraqis fighting the American army "don't have popular support."

Lieberman seems to be living in those days of American enthusiasm when Saddam's statue was brought down and later when Bush declared "mission accomplished." He adamantly declares that "we" are there for a good cause and "elections" should be pushed through.

There is a whole lineup of warmongers like Lieberman who visit Iraq under intense security and come back to claim that the occupation is going well. With Lieberman, it is understandable that he supports Israel's anti-Islam agenda. He pretends ignorance of the fact that MOST AMERICANS OPPOSE THE WAR in spite of Bush's election victory.

If the U.S. government continues to be pushed into war by Lieberman, Wolfowitz, Feith, Krauthammer, the Ayn Rand Institute and their ilk, the only gainer will be Israel. Opposition to America is running at 70 to 90% even in countries like Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia though they are tightly controlled by extremely repressive regimes.

Jews will have to Pay Reparations for Israel's Crimes.

by New Trend's Palestine Watcher

Every day, Jewish military formations, spearheaded by tanks and helicopters, smash into Palestinian townships and refugee camps in the Gaza Strip and on the West Bank.

Every day the Jews announce the murder of Palestinian "terrorists" and their children. It's not news any longer. The TV cable channels put the killings on their news ticker and add the Israeli explanation that the killing was done because the "terrorists" were planning to attack Israel, and the attacking Israeli column has now withdrawn. There is no discussion and NO EDITORIAL CONDEMNATION because of Zionist control of the media.
[You expect Larry King, Ted Koppel and Rush Limbaugh to condemn Israel?]


Our observers says that LISTS of ALL THE PALESTINIANS KILLED and WOUNDED by ISRAEL should be prepared and preserved. When an Islamic government is formed, its task should be to capture, try and execute the Jews responsible for the murders. The ENTIRE Israeli MILITARY UNIT which participates in a raid should be listed as a UNIT of WAR CRIMINALS, just as the allies treated the Waffen-SS after the fall of Germany in 1945.

All Jews who fund Israel should be held liable for restitution and reparations for the Palestinians killed and wounded by the Israelis.

Palestinians already have a list of 131 MOSQUES destroyed by Israel. After Sharon and his military commanders are hanged following a trial by Islamic judges, their properties and all properties now under control of the illegitimate state of Israel should be auctioned to rebuild the 131 mosques.

Our observers, however, caution that such reparations will not pay for the thousands of Palestinian homes, olive trees and gardens which the Jewish entity known as Israel has destroyed. A worldwide team of Islamic lawyers will be needed to assess the properties of Jews who supported Israel so that they can be sold to pay the Palestinians for their losses. Support by American attorneys will be important because the richest Jews helping Israel are in America.

Our observers, however, conclude that the psychological damage the Israeli Jews have inflicted will never be fully compensated for.

Meanwhile the genocide goes on!

A Christian Response to New Trend's Critique of the Bible by ms. Carolyn, Florida

[In the following, the segments with stars are from the Christmas issue of New Trend. The critique within square brackets is from our Christian friend, Ms. Carolyn.]

* Was Jesus, p, really born on December 25? That question should only be discussed with Christians who want to discuss it. Do not push it on Christians that this is a pagan holiday. Here perception is much more important than reality.

[True, many of the traditions that go along with Christmas are pagan, but most Christians don't look at it that way. They have tied it into a celebration for the birth of Christ that came to die for our sins. I guess what counts is really what is in our hearts.]

* Tell those who ask, or those who insist on debate, Jesus, p, is NOT the son of God. In fact the trinity concept is mentioned in only ONE verse in the totality of the 4 Gospels and that is an interpolation. . The Christian gospels themselves do not make a big deal of the Trinity concept.
[Your statement shows that you believe Jesus is a liar. Look at this text: Luke 22:66-70, Jesus is asked by the Jewish leaders, verse 67: "If you are the Christ," they said, "tell us." "Jesus answered, "If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God." They all asked, "Are you then the Son of God?" He replied, "You are right in saying I am." How can Moslems exalt Jesus as a prophet if he is a liar?]

[ John 14:6,7 "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." (He came from the Father that is in heaven.)]

[John 6:46-51 "No one has seen the Father except the one who is from God; only he has seen the Father. I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. This is the principle dogma of Christianity or else Christ is the greatest liar that has ever lived.]

* There is NO historical evidence that Jesus,p, was crucified. The crucifixion is mentioned only in the four gospels and not in any sources outside them. There are no historic eyewitnesses.
[There is historical evidence mentioned by a Jewish writer named Josephus, who was a contemporary of Jesus. He wrote a lot of information about Christ and what was happening in that part of the world back then. I don't think he was a Christian but an apostate Jew. Many people were afraid to convert to Christianity back then because Rome was persecuting them.]

[Does a body of over one billion Christians for 2,000 years not reflect that Christ lived back then. There is evidence that the Romans killed thousands of Christians. Christ died by crucifixion to atone the sins of the world. The story of Abraham, willing to kill his son, is a parallel of the Father in heaven willing to give up his Son to die to atone for our sins. Shortly after the crucifixion, the Jews started the holocaust of slaughtering Christians.]

[ Luke 3:1 Luke identifies who is in power at the time of Jesus and the crucifixion, and this is known historically. "In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, Caesar- when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrach of Galilee, his brother Philip, etc, .. ....]
[John 12:28-3l He came from heaven for the purpose to die for our sins.]

* .The four gospels, Mark, Mathew, Luke and John are not verfiable as authentic by any historical or documentary evidence. Even their authorship is unknown. The four names are attributions made in later times.

[The men that wrote the four gospels wrote other books. Luke wrote Acts, John wrote Revelation. John lived to 95 A.D. Their works tell us about the age when they lived. They were hated by Romans and despised by the Jews. This is confirmed in the Bible. Daniel, in the Old Testament, tells us about the last day events. It is full of prophecy. In Daniel 7, it predicted that the Papacy would fall in the 1700's, which was written 2,500 years earlier than when it happened. Also predicted in Daniel was the destruction of Babylon and that Medo Persia would fall. This proves the validity of the Bible. True, the four gospel writers were despised, proving the existence of anyone that lived 2,000 years ago that was preaching about Christ would be persecuted, but their work lives on. The existence of the four gospels and their story will continue to live on until Jesus comes in the clouds of glory.]

* There is no evidence outside the Gospels (Gospels = Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) that Jesus, p, rose on the third day.

[Not so. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:3-6 "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance; that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. ]

* .The existence of Jesus, p, is only marginally reported in a couple of Jewish and Roman histories and these too do not contain any eyewitness account.

[See previous texts. Five hundred witness accounts. There is more evidence showing that Jesus Christ existed then Mohammed (p) existed. Evidence is fulfillment of Scripture in the Old Testament. Also, the Muslims do believe that Jesus existed.]

* The stories of Jesus, p, as known today are probably extensions of oral traditions. Written down shortly after his death. He was undoubtedly a man bringing truth from God and working great miracles. His greatness was such that his personality took on mythical proportions till he came to be remembered by his followers as the son of God, if not God incarnate.

[This is a false assumption. Jesus claimed from the beginning to be the Son of God and he came from God. No other God known to man has done this. Jesus claims to be God in many places, where as Mohammed (p) is a prophet.]

[Miracles are a sign of divinity, and Jesus performed many of them. However, miracles alone do not transform the heart. The Jews crucified Christ anyway, even though they had witnessed him performing many miracles.]

* For 30 years after his death, nothing was written about him. It was all oral tradition, easily embroidered. Then emerged the first of the gospels, now attributed to Mark.

[Not true. Paul wrote about Christ in 1 Thessalonians. Paul's death was in A.D. 64. Paul met Christ on the road to Damascus and many other occasions, through visions.]

* Paul took over the message of Jesus and gave it a totally different direction from that of the entire line of Messengers of God. Paul never met Jesus, p, but he is the real founder of modern Christianity.

[Not true. Paul was a well educated Jew, the best ambassador for Christ because he understood the Old Testament and apostasy of Jesus. He preached how Jesus was the fulfillment of all the scriptures written in the Old Testament. You are correct when you say that Paul was the founder of modern Christianity.]
  1. In closing, I would like to mention that Jesus Christ is a descendent of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 "A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
  2. All that was promised to Abraham will come to the Gentiles through Jesus. Galatians 3:14 ]
  3. Jesus Christ will soon establish a kingdom and destroy the present world. According to his own word , those who believe in him shall not perish, but have every lasting life John 3:16.]
[John 14:1-3 "Do not let your hearts be troubled, Trust in God, trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.]

[ Mark 14:61, 62 (Jesus is being questions by the Jews prior to the crucifixion) "But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?" "I am, said Jesus "And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven."]
Ed. note: Owing to vigorous Christian missionary activity in Africa and Asia, the following information might help. We love Jesus (pbuh) but can't accept teachings put out in his name which are not verifiable as his.


Comments by the editor of New Trend on Ms. Carolyn's critique.

Obviously many Christians believe that Jesus (pbuh) was the son of God, if not God Himself, and one third of a trinity, and that the Bible is the literal truth from God. However this thesis is merely faith based and collapses when subjected to textual criticism of the Bible. Christian scholars themselves have critiqued the Bible and most of them do not support the points made by Ms. Carolyn. More and more Christian scholars believe in the teachings of the Bible only as metaphor, not as fact.

Here are a few facts which Ms. Carolyn must tackle to understand why the Bible is unacceptable as a historical document. I'll restrict myself to the New Testament, though the Old Testament is much weaker. There is a simple way of finding out the truth of the statements I have made. Go to the Gospel of John. Does it say anywhere that "I, John, am one of the disciples of Jesus, and I have written here what I saw." No, it does not. Christian priests have appended a note AFTER the text of John ends, saying that this was written by John who was trustworthy.

Muhammad (pbuh) was not a mere Prophet. He was the last messenger of Allah. The Book he brought includes the essential teachings of God given to Moses and Jesus and which are perfected in the Qur'an.

Miracles are not signs of divinity but of temporary power given to human beings whom God chose. They are usually meant to awe an obdurate people, like the Jews. The Qur'an emphasizes the need for a just system in THIS WORLD, not a mere pie-in-the-sky message. Hence, instead of emphasizing miracles, the Qur'an and Muhammad (pbuh) teach jihad against oppressors.


Assalamu Alaikum Wr. Wb.
Brother/Sister in Islam...

The tsunami waves have killed untold Muslims (more than 75% Muslims who were mostly workers, Fishermen, small businessmen etc..) and destroyed property in Tamilnadu and Andhrapredesh-India.


27th December 2004

The killer earthquake in the morning of 26th December 2004 has left behind a trail of death and destruction. On Sunday morning in Chennai's famous Marina Beach when children were playing cricket and the visiting tourists and morning seaside visitors were relaxing, and hundreds of fishermen had ventured into the sea, a sudden calamity struck. The killer tsunami waves have brought untold miseries to the people living in coastal parts of Tamil Nadu.

The rising tidal water entered the coastal areas of Chennai marooning many parts destroying life and property. Apart from Chennai, the worst affected areas are the districts of Nagapattinam, Kanyakumari, Cuddalore and Kanchipuram. Exact details of the loss of life and property is beyond one's estimate at this point of time.
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind in Tamil Nadu & Pondy has formed a committee in the name of Tamil Nadu Relief Committee. The teams have started its preliminary work of extending immediate relief to the victims and making a survey for providing suitable relief and rehabilitation.

The Tamil Nadu and Pondy Zone of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind earnestly appeals to the individuals and institutions to liberally come forward and extend an helping hand in this hour of crisis.

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