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THE MUSLIM WORLD IS IN A STATE OF SHOCK THAT THE QUR'AN LIBRARY IN BAGHDAD, including some of the oldest manuscripts of the Qur'an, WAS BURNED TO ASHES under U.S. occupation.
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On IRAQ, as on Afghanistan before it, CNN HAS GONE to new LOWS of FALSEHOOD AND PROPAGANDA. The following letter was sent to CNN on April 17 and remains unanswered.
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Producer CNN
CNN@CNN.COM

Dear Producer

Your report on Abbas Ali, during your program of April 16, (morning), was not only in bad taste but indicated poor standards of journalism.

Abbas is the twelve year old Iraqi boy who lost both his arms in a U.S. bombing raid on Baghdad. Fifteen of his relatives, including his mother, were killed in that attack.

Your report had some defects which would not be acceptable in Journalism 101.
1. You did not report the U.S. bombing raid when it took place. Your line has been that the U.S. does not bomb civilians. The raid in which Abbas lost his arms was reported on Al-Jazeera, not on CNN.
2. In your April 16 program on Abbas, you did NOT concede that CNN had not reported the incident which was being discussed and that pictures of Abbas, with both arms cut off, had appeared on Arab TV channels.
3. The tone of your report on Abbas was flippant. For instance your commentator said that Abbas is "lucky to be alive." To use the word "lucky" for a child traumatized by a bomb explosion, with both his arms cut off and 15 members of his family dead, is surely in bad taste.
4. Your report lacked basic honesty. For instance your reporter pointed to the child and said that he was hurt in the "coalition bombing." Which "coalition?" Who does not know that it was a U.S. bombing raid. Are you saying the British did it? There was no one else in that "coalition."
5. Finally, you had to attempt to make propaganda out of the suffering of the child. Your reporter asked the doctor taking care of the child: "DOES HE UNDERSTAND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM?" In other words you wanted to know if the doctor had explained to the child that his suffering was part of a good cause.

Even the very accommodating physician, Dr. Imad al-Najada, although a Kuwaiti, was taken aback by CNN's question. He pointed out that there was NO MILITARY TARGET WITHIN FIVE KILOMETERS of where Abbas and his family were hit. The physician also wryly indicated that he had not had the occasion to discuss the question with the child.

I would suggest that CNN has lost the ability to provide genuine journalism because it never permits any Islamic critique of the war to be aired.

Sincerely

Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
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How The Zionist Jews Look at Islamic Resistance

Muslims should monitor the ideas spread by Zionist Jews through their think tanks in America. The attack on Islam is coming from the most heavily funded and prestigious American think tanks. [For overseas readers, "think tank" is an American term for organizations which systematically collect data, analyze it and come up with reports which are then transmitted to American policy makers and media people.]

On April 15, C-Span featured a program organized by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies located in Arlington, Virginia. One of the main speakers was a Jewish man named Ariel Cohen who works for a right wing think tank known as the Heritage Foundation. Cohen wanted to explain why Islamic fighters are willing to carry out martyrdom attacks (which he called "suicide terrorist attacks"). [Thus for the zionists, the martyrdom operations are a troubling force coming from people who are otherwise poorly armed.] Cohen connected the martyrdom attacks to:
1. "Wahhabi" ideology. The "wahhabis" according to Cohen include both Taliban and Chechens.
2. The "wahhabis" prepare their people by stopping TV and banning dancing and by not allowing the worship of saints.
New Trend comment: Cohen seemed to be quite confused. He was not able to explain what exactly is meant by "wahhabi." Also, he contradicted himself by claiming, on the one hand, that "suicide attacks" get their support among "jobless males" and on the other hand that "alienated Arabs" living in the U.S. support the attacks and have been raising funds for Chechen fighters.
Our impression is that when Cohen and other Zionist Jews refer to "wahhabis," they mean Muslims who follow only the Qur'an and the authentic Hadith.

The second main speaker was Yonah Alexander from the International center for Terrorism Studies. In his attack on Islam, he targeted MADRESSAS. His complaints were as follows:
1. Medressa textbooks are "educating 'suicide' bombers.' All medressa students are potential martyrs (or "suicides" in his words.)
2. Medressa students, even very young ones, say that their objective in life is "victory or martyrdom."

The third speaker, Martha Olcott, from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, attacked the Islamic movement known as HIZBUT TAHRIR in Uzbekistan. She considers them "terrorists" because they are an international movement. She also condemned the Islamic Movement for Uzbekistan which had joined the Taliban when the Americans attacked.

Comment by New Trend: Ms. Olcott's views are especially interesting because she considers the Islamic struggle against the Stalinist autocrat of Uzbekistan as "terrorism."

The 4th speaker, Jess Sadick from the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research was happier than the others. He felt that the blow struck by the U.S. against Saddam will "thwart Palestinian suicides."
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A similar program was held on April 17, 2003 where the infiltration of Pakistan by these Think Tanks became apparent. A Pakistani "fellow" of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace spoke. He is Husain Haqqani who was employed by Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif for similar purposes. Dressed nattily like an American, he warned American policy makers that "anti-U.S. Islamist parties" are gaining ground in Pakistan and the "hated" Taliban are trying to make a come-back. He hailed the "liberation of Baghdad" but expressed fears about the emergence of what he called "retail terrorism." He pointed to the need to support those in the Muslim world who are "thinking positively of reform" without naming them He seemed to be the kind of person who might have mis-advised General Musharraf into thinking that the Islamic coalition in Pakistan represents only "five per cent" of the people.

It's important to remember that the distorted view of reality which these "intellectuals" present is picked up and repeated ad nauseum by the Zionist media till it becomes part of American perception of the world.
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COWARDS WHO HAVE NO IDEA THAT THEY ARE COWARDS:

From C-Span, April 16. Comment by Cholene Espinoza, military correspondent for Talk Radio News on the fighting in Iraq: "We were firing tow missiles at Iraqis with AK47s."
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A FEW NOTES ON IRAN's DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE U.S.A.

1. Both the U.S. and Iran support the puppet Karzai "government in Kabul."
2. Both the U.S. and Iran support the CIA agent General Musharraf of Pakistan.
3. Both Iran and the U.S. support the racist Vajpayee government in India.
4. Iran supported the U.S.-U.N. sanctions on IRAQ which resulted in the death of a million Iraqi children.
5. Iran has built up an elaborate propaganda story against the Taliban's clashes with Shias. The Taliban defeated Iran's attempts to take over Kabul by arming one (out of several) Shia groups in Afghanistan.
6. Iran assured the U.S. during the bombing of Afghanistan that no Islamic militant would be permitted to take refuge in Iran.
7. Iran has assured the U.S. that any supporter of Saddam seeking refuge in Iran will be arrested.

Iran's main problem with the U.S. is the pro-Palestinian rhetoric the Iranian leaders use for the consumption of pro-Khomeini elements in Iran. This rhetoric is picked up by Zionists who attack it to convince the U.S. government that Iran is involved in "terrorism." There is no evidence that Iran has given any significant weaponry to the Palestinians or even to Hizbullah. [Hizbullah's outmoded katyushas do little damage.]

During the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. showed its SUPPORT FOR IRAN by bombing the Shia rebels who had left Iran and taken refuge in Iraq. After the bombing, in which many were killed, the U.S. has ordered the Shia rebels, known as MKO, to surrender.

IRAN IS SILENT ON CHECHNIA because the Chechen jihad is seen as "wahhabi" by Iran.
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IRANIAN SHIA REBELS BOMBED BY U.S. [Excerpts from N.Y. Times .]

U.S. Bombs Iranian Guerrilla Forces Based in Iraq

By DOUGLAS JEHL

WASHINGTON, April 16 American forces have bombed the bases of the main armed Iranian opposition group in Iraq.

The group, the Mujahedeen Khalq, has been labeled a terrorist organization by the United States since 1997, and Bush administration officials said the group had supported Saddam Hussein's military. Still, the biggest beneficiary of the strikes will be the Iranian government, which has lost scores of soldiers in recent years to cross-border attacks by the guerrillas seeking to overthrow Iran's Islamic government.

Defense department officials who described the air attacks, which have received scant public attention, said they had been followed in recent days by efforts by American ground forces to pursue and detain members of the group and its National Liberation Army. Some members of the group were expected to surrender soon, the officials said today.

A senior American military officer said the United States had "bombed the heck" out of at least two of the Mujahedeen group's bases, including its military headquarters at Camp Ashraf, about 60 miles north of Baghdad.

The only public acknowledgment of the attacks came on Tuesday, when Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with foreign reporters. In answer to a question, General Myers acknowledged bombing some camps, and said that American forces were "still pursuing elements" of the group inside Iraq.

"We're still interested in that particular group," he said. "How that will affect U.S.-Iranian relationships, I think we're going to have to wait until more time goes by.

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the Bush administration has expressed relief at what it has generally described as Iran's path of noninterference in the American war in Iraq. American officials are believed to have met secretly with Iranian officials in the months before the war to urge Iran's government to maintain its neutrality.

In a telephone interview from Paris, Mohammad Mohaddessin, a top official of an Iranian opposition coalition that includes the Mujahedeen, confirmed that the bases had been attacked by the United States in what he called "an astonishing and regrettable act."

"It is a clear kowtowing to the demands of the Iranian regime," said Mr. Mohaddessin.
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