News  #  1313
[ Click on NEWS for back issues ][ OUR BOOKS ][ Previous Issue ]

Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Zulhijjah 20,1430/ December 8, 2009, # 57

From Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat al-Muslimeen North Carolina]

Spotlight 1: Western powers claim the right to hit their perceived opponents all over the world, Muslim or non-Muslim, with all their power and resources. They use drones, jet fighters, B-52s, tanks, heavy artillery, night vision, intelligence agencies, billions of dollars, world wide media, everything. In sharp contrast, they condemn any Muslim who fights back and label all fighters as monsters. Are our Muslim communities beginning to accept the labels of our enemies?

Condolences to a pious family:
Personal: In Detroit Sis. Rafia, the great woman behind the scholar of Maulana Maudoodi's writings Asim Husain, passed away.

asalamu alaikum

Inna Lillahe wa inna alaihi rajeun

She suffered a lot. May Allah grant her jannat al-firdaus.
She was a great woman, very quiet but very generous and selfless. Never asked for a return for her kindness. It is the quality of RAHM from which come the words Rahman and Raheem.

During my visits, she was so kind, I could hardly believe that there are people like her in this cruel world.

May Allah give sabr and istaqamah to Dr. Asim, Rafe and Saad and all the other relatives.

Your brother in faith

Kaukab Siddique

Latest War News: Pakistan
Indian Hand at Work: Bomb Attacks on Women and Children in Lahore and Peshawar

New Trend's Pakistan observers and researchers have concluded that three levels of conflict have emerged in Pakistan.

1. Pakistani military forces at the orders of the US and NATO have been attacking Islamic communities supporting Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaidah. Entire populations have been affected by the military in Swat, Dir, Momand, Buner, Adam Khel, South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Orakzai, etc.

2. Pakistani Taliban counterattacking Pakistani military, are hitting very selectively at Generals, senior officers, air force elements on the ground, intelligence branch, special commando forces, special police and para militaty units like FC trained by the US.

3. Mysterious forces at work to destabilize Pakistan as a country. A series of GENERAL attacks on civilians at random have occurred. These attacks cannot benefit the Islamic forces and have been categorically condemned by the Taliban and al-Qaida. Blackwater and Indian intelligence agency known as RAW are high in the list of suspects.

The December 7 attack on an open shopping market in Lahore's Moon Bazaar is deemed an Indian attack aimed at terrorizing ordinary citizens. Nawaz Sharif, Muslim League leader whose major constituency is Lahore, has not blamed the Taliban, as the government tried to do, but has expressed strong suspicion that India is involved.

India's key city Mumbai was attacked a year back by Fidayeen taking revenge for Indian army's occupation tactics in Kashmir. Lahore's Moon Bazar attack seems to be India's sneak response.

Pakistanis also see Blackwater at work in the random attacks on civilians in Peshawar.
General Kayani's bombing of mosques, medressas, Imams' homes, torture of village elders may have had the consequence of the Punjabi Taliban hunting Kayani's generals and officers in their own HQ and their "mosque." Anti-military observers say that these generals and officers are murtadeen [apostates] and their "mosque" is masjide dirar. Whom would the generals be praying to if their god is America, the Islamic observers say.

Our America: Media Watch
Look at New York's Bootlicking Imams. Do they know Islam?
Siraj Wahhaj shook Mayor Bloomberg's Hand: The Jew felt insulted

by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]

This week on NY1, a local cable news station, a reporter will be interviewing Muslims in Queens to shed some light on how they are dealing with being Muslim in America. I wrote my point of view on a particularly disturbing piece titled: Muslim In NYC: Queens Imams Speak Out Against Terrorism.

New York City - NY1 is a local New York City cable news network. Reporter Ruschelle Brown is doing special report this week called Muslims in NYC. Most of the segments, so far, focus on Muslim activists informing Muslim food vendors about their rights should an FBI or Immigration agent approach them. Another segment spotlights Muslims fears of harassment in the wake of the Najibullah Zazi's arrest.

During the Muslim in NYC: Queens Imams Speak Out Against Terrorism segment, it is reported that over 200 Imams, from a New York area council, meet to discuss strategies for detecting radical muslims. This group of 200 Imams does not have a name. They encourage each other to be on the look out for mysterious packages and large, anonymous donations.

Many of these Imams, such as Imam Mohammed Azeem Khan of Masjid Omar Ben-Abdel-Aziz, proudly proclaim their strong working relationship with the FBI. Imam Charles Aziz Bilal, of Masjid-Al-Hamdu-Li-Lah, had security forces remove a brother for making anti-American comments.

My opinion: There is a serious effort on the part of those weak-in-faith Imams to go on the offensive. Nothing fruitful ever comes from working with the devil. Who knows where these serpents will strike next. Another halal food vendor's life may be turned upside down with false accusations.

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg shook Imam Siraj Wahhaj's hand, at a recent event, only to express regret upon being told that the Imam was a character witness for Sheikh Omar AbdurRahman. This response came in spite of the fact that many believe Imam Wahhaj did his best to smear the Sheikh's character. The mayor stated that had he would've never shaken Imam Wahhaj's hand had he known he was a character witness for a "terrorist."

So even when these bootlicking Imams leave the fold of Islamic brotherhood to please their masters their efforts still go unappreciated. What these Imams are doing is no different then what other oppressed groups in the U.S. do to avoid persecution: They run with the wolves in hopes of not being eaten. Only Allah (swt) is Exalted in Might and Wise.
What the struggling Muslims must keep in mind is that the only power another human being has over you is the power you choose to give him/her.

I am not saying that it is easy to be Muslim anywhere, especially in America. These Imams throw people out of Mosques and go unchallenged. Rather than for us to allow these bootlickers to question our deen, we should start questioning theirs! Whether we question these Imams directly, through emails, or anonymously, we should let them know that we are disturbed by their willful cooperation with our enemies.

In addition to being on the FBI's payroll, most of these same Imams live off of the Zakat given by Muslims during Jummah. That is also forbidden by Allah! Why not give Zakat to an Islamic organization that is using 100% of that money for a worthy cause, instead? Why give Zakat at a Mosque where the funds are not being handled according to the Shariat?

I am pretty sure that once these bootlickers see that the Zakat box is a little light they will go elsewhere. Stop supporting Imams who support our enemies efforts to oppress us!

With thanks to Sis. Anisa Abdel Fattah [Bangla vision]
Sheikh Beitawi slams PA for hosting beauty contest for Palestinian girls in West Bank
[ 08/12/2009 - 01:16 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- MP Sheikh Hamed Al-Beitawi, the head of the association of Palestinian scholars, strongly denounced the Palestinian Authority (PA) for sponsoring a beauty pageant for Palestinian girls in the West Bank.

In a statement to the Palestinian information center (PIC) Sheikh Beitawi said that organizing such contests is contrary to the Islamic values and ethics which calls for virtue and falls under the blind imitation of non-Muslim people that is forbidden in the holy book of Quran.

He added that choosing what is called Miss Palestine in the presence of escalating settlement activities in the West Bank, Zionist attempts to Judaize occupied Jerusalem and the blockade on the Gaza Strip reflects the organizers' disrespect to the suffering and concerns of the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian scholar stressed that it is not appropriate for a people under occupation, who have thousands of prisoners in Israeli jails and struggle for their freedom, to host such events that promote immorality.

The scholar called on the Palestinian people especially fathers to reject such events and prevent their daughters from participating in them.

http://www.palestin uk/en/default. aspx?xyz= U6Qq7k%2bcOd87MD I46m9rUxJEpMO% 2bi1s7YFzZLMGCqJ L6aByUMCj3GtO3gr mjAFP0VCBspts5ur V6x1jVyz0BFJqMUN E%2b0wBESE96abaR y5nIh1g8BIVah81R ZGJNrjxKSxC5aHZ0 GZw%3d

Mein Kampf a Hit in Bangladesh
BBC News

Booksellers touting their wares amid the heavy traffic in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, have discovered an unusual best-seller. Adolf Hitler's autobiography manifesto Mein Kampf [My Struggle] is selling as well as Dan Brown's latest novel, The Lost Symbol .. .. Last week, Mein Kampf did unusually well because many bought the book to give it away as an Eid present. Mabul, 15, is among many boys who risk the chaos of Dhaka's roads to earn a living selling pirated copies of popular paperbacks.. .. "For some reason Hitler's book is all the rage among educated people - on a typical day I can sell as many as five or six," Mabul told the BBC.

Letter: Obama Mania Hit by Reality: MANA's Shameful Support for a false messiah
[Written before Obama's blood bath speech on Afghanistan]

My salams I lost the last post. Can you please send it again? By the way, Obama "the time for change charismatic Bush" has turned out just the way we predicted.
I wonder what all those Obama mania people both Muslim and nonmuslim have to say now.Shame on the leadership of our Muslim organzations promoting this moron as some saviour. Even some of the imams from MANA promoted the ideal of supporting this moron. AlWala wa al-Bara went out the window and stellar emotions took over.
By the way the the great messiah Obama will be speaking at West Point military academy in few days .Defintenly we will be protesting.The academy is only about 25 minutes further north real close.
Also there is a very good book out called the assassination of Fred Hampton by Jeff Hass.
May Allah reward you in taking a strong stand concerning the killing of Imam Luqman.State repression aganist our community will go unchecked if we don't stand up. My salams. Shukron I appreciate the info.

Br. Kwame [Peekskill, New York]

MANA are the initials of Siraj Wahhaj's group set up at the behest of ISNA, the well-known lackey organization. Siraj Wahhaj slandered the Blind Shaikh Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman - editor

Letter: Growing Disillusionment with Obama among African American Muslims

Bismllaah ir Rahmaan ir Rahiim As salaamu 'alaikum. I'm not saying who the Antichrist is, but is it possible that Obama is being led unwittingly into this demise?


Abdul [Jacksonville, Florida]

[url=]The Antichrist[/url]

Letter from Humble Islamic Scholar and Teacher: Re: Intro to Br. Shamim Siddiqui [NT Dec.1 issue]

Mohtram Kaukab Bhai, Asalamu alaikum

Shukrun wa Jazakallah for your kind note about my humble self. I am not worthy of any praise at all. All praises are only for Allah (SWT). I am His most humble servant. I beg everything from Him every night for my daily work and what He grants in His infinite Mercy I humbly do it. Kindly pray to "MY GOD" to make me worthy of what you have written and give me Tawfeeq to accomplish all that is needed for "TAKBEER -E- RAB" .

Just one correction: kindly note that the word "scholar" does not suit me at all. I am a very humble student of Islam since the very beginning of my conscious life in mid forties and want to remain so till I breathe my last. That will be the only asset along with all my "JUHD- E - NATAMAM" [Incomplete and abortive efforts as Allah pronounced in Verse # 79 of Surah Al-Tawbah] to present to my Lord with the confidence that He may accept it. The tone of this Ayah is encouraging like that.

"Yahi kuch hai Saqi Mataaey Faqir <> Esi Sey Faqeeri mein Hun mayn Amir" [Iqbal]

May Allah bless you immensely with health and Tawfeeq to be the champion of His Deen in the midst of on-going intense oppression around us! Kindly convey my best wishes and Du'a to Sister Jameela.

Shamim [Long Island, New York]

Letter: New Trend Under Attack on the Internet
Its amazing the amount of Attacks the enemies of Islam have in the Internet. I received the New Trend Magazine and the email program Thunderbird automaticaqlly "warned" that "the email might be a scam".

Br. Solano [Texas]

Friday, 4 December 2009

Bin Laden 'seen in Afghanistan in early 2009'

By Orla Guerin
BBC News, Islamabad

Bin Laden is believed to be somewhere along the Pakistan-Afghan border

The entire Western intelligence community, CIA and M16, have been looking for [Osama Bin Laden]for the last seven years, and haven't come upon a source of information like this

Bruce Riedel
Former CIA analyst

A Taliban detainee in Pakistan claims to have information about Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts in January or February of this year. His claims cannot be verified, but a leading American expert says his account should be investigated.
The detainee claims to have met Osama Bin Laden numerous times before 9/11.
He claims that in January or February he met a trusted contact who had seen Bin Laden about 15 to 20 days earlier in Afghanistan.
"In 2009, in January or February I met this friend of mine. He said he had come from meeting Sheikh Osama, and he could arrange for me to meet him," he said.
"He helps al-Qaeda people coming from other countries to get to the sheikh, so he can advise them on whatever they are planning for Europe or other places.
"The sheikh doesn't stay in any one place. That guy came from Ghazni, so I think that's where the sheikh was."

The province of Ghazni in eastern Afghanistan has an increasingly strong Taliban presence.
Large parts of the province are no-go areas for coalition and Afghan forces.
He says he declined the invitation to travel to meet Bin Laden because he was afraid of compromising his security, if he was captured by the police or the army.
"If I had met him, the first question they would have asked would be where have you met him, and I would have had more problems and it would have created problems for them [al-Qaeda]."
According to a Pakistani security official the detainee has close ties with leaders of the Taliban in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and was involved in kidnapping and fund-raising operations in the north-western city of Peshawar.

The detainee, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said that militants were avoiding Pakistani territory because of the risk of US drone attacks.
"Pakistan at this time is not convenient for us to stay in because a lot of our senior people are being martyred in drone attacks," he said.
We were given access to him twice in the past month. He spoke at length and in detail, painting a picture of close co-operation between the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
A Pakistani interrogator was listening as he spoke.
His account suits Pakistan, which maintains that Bin Laden is not on its soil, though Britain and the US think otherwise.
But US counter-terrorism expert Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst, says his story is "a very important lead, that ought to be tracked down."
"The entire Western intelligence community, CIA and M16, have been looking for OBL [Osama Bin Laden] for the last seven years, and haven't come upon a source of information like this.
"So, if it's true - a big 'if' - this is an extraordinary and important story," he said.
"We know Osama Bin Laden is alive. We know that he is living somewhere in the badlands along the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
"What's extraordinary about this story is we have someone who has come forward and said, really for the first time, 'I met with Osama Bin Laden and I had the opportunity to met him again in the recent past'."
Active and healthy
The detainee claims that Bin Laden is well, though there has been speculation for years that he was in poor health.
"What my associate told me was that he is fresh, and doing well," he said.
He also claims the al-Qaeda leader is still active, training instructors who in turn train others.
"The information I have is that he provides training to special people. There are training centres in homes, and all the teachers are first trained by the Sheikh. Then they go and teach the classes."
The detainee's account raises a lot of questions - among them, what were his motives for talking.
Western interrogators may have lots of questions they would like to ask, but so far the detainee has been out of their reach.

With thanks to truthout [for non-profit info only]

Gates Invokes New Authority to Block Release of Detainee Abuse Photos

Saturday 14 November 2009
by: Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | Report

Blood on the floor and walls of a cell at Abu Ghraib. Defense Secretary Robert Gates invoked his new authority to block images like these from being released under the Freedom of Information Act. (Photo: Wikicommons)

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has blocked the release of photographs depicting US soldiers abusing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, invoking new powers just granted to him by Congress that allows him to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and keep the images under wraps on national security grounds.

In a brief filed with the US Supreme Court late Friday, Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson, and Solicitor General Elena Kagan, said Gates "personally exercised his certification authority" on Friday to withhold the photos and "determined that public disclosure of these photographs would endanger citizens of the United States, members of the United States Armed Forces, or employees of the United States Government deployed outside the United States."

"Based on that determination, the Secretary has concluded that the photographs are 'protected documents'" and are "exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA," the government's brief states.

In his certification included with the filing, Gates said his decision to withhold as many as 2,000 photos was based "upon the recommendations of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [Michael Mullen], the Commander of U.S. Central Command [David Petraeus], and the Commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq [Ray Odierno]..."

As first reported by truthout, the photographs at issue include one in which a female solider is pointing a broom at a detainee "as if [she were] sticking the end of a broomstick into [his] rectum."

Other photos are said to show US soldiers pointing guns at the heads of hooded and bound detainees in prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army's Criminal Investigation Division investigated the matter and "three of the six investigations led to criminal charges and in two of those cases, the accused were found guilty and punished," according to papers Kagan previously filed with the Supreme Court.

The ACLU filed a FOIA request in 2003 to gain access to photographs and videos related to the treatment of "war on terror" prisoners in US custody and sued the government a year later to enforce the FOIA filing. The US District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered the release of the photos in a June 2005 ruling that was affirmed by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in September 2008.

The Bush administration challenged the Second Circuit's ruling, and in March the court denied that petition. In its earlier ruling, the appeals court also shot down the Bush administration's attempt to radically expand FOIA exemptions for withholding the photos, stating that the Bush administration had attempted to use the FOIA exemptions as "an all-purpose damper on global controversy."

The Obama administration indicated it would abide by the appeals court order and release at least 44 of the photographs in question, but, in May, after he was pilloried by Republicans, President Obama backtracked, saying he had conferred with high-ranking military officials who advised him that releasing the images would stoke anti-American sentiment and would endanger the lives of US troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As Truthout previously reported, the Obama administration petitioned the US Supreme Court to hear the case last summer. The petition raised similar arguments related to FOIA exemptions in this case as those made by the Bush administration and later rejected by the Second Circuit.

Justices were prepared to meet and decide whether to take the case, but the high court agreed last month to delay their decision at the request of Obama administration officials who wanted to wait and see if Congress would pass legislation authorizing the Defense Department to circumvent FOIA.

In other words, the Obama administration wanted Congress to pass a law that would effective quash the Second Circuit's decision. And that's exactly what lawmakers did last month when they passed the Homeland Security appropriations bill, signed into law by President Obama, which included a provision to amend FOIA. The provision gave Gates the power to withhold "protected documents" he believes would endanger the lives of US soldiers or government employees deployed outside of the country if publicly released.

The amendment was originally sponsored by Sens. Joe Lieberman, (I-Connecticut), and Lindsey Graham, (R-South Carolina). Obama sent a letter to the lawmakers last summer stating that he would work closely with Congress to help pass the measure to keep the abuse photographs sealed, according to a footnote in the administration's Supreme Court petition.

Rep. Louise Slaughter, (D-New York), who opposed the FOIA amendment, said in a floor statement in October as Congress was debating the provision, that the language, stripped from an earlier version of the bill, was quietly reinserted "apparently under direct orders from the [Obama] administration."

According to the bill, the phrase "protected documents" refers to photographs taken between September 11, 2001 and January 22, 2009, and involves "the treatment of individuals engaged, captured or detained" in the so-called "war on terror." Photographs that Gates determines would endanger troops and government employees could be withheld for three years.

The ACLU said Gates' certification "is categorical with respect to all of the photos and fails to provide the individualized assessment that the amendment's language requires and also fails to provide any basis for the claim that disclosure of the photos would harm national security."

The group intends to file a response to the administration's brief next week.

In an oped column published in the Los Angeles Times last month, Jameel Jaffer, director of the ACLU's National Security Project, said although the powers Congress granted Gates is meant to cover the abuse photos, it "could also cover, for example, video footage of aerial attacks that resulted in civilian casualties or photos showing the conditions of confinement at the Bagram detention center in Afghanistan."

"The legislation establishes a regime of censorship that would extend to many images of the military's activities abroad." Jaffer wrote.

Obama's decision to sign legislation into law that allows his administration to circumvent FOIA marks an about-face on the open-government policies that he proclaimed during his first days in office.

On January 21, Obama signed an executive order instructing all federal agencies and departments to "adopt a presumption in favor" of Freedom of Information Act requests, and promised to make the federal government more transparent.

"The government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears," Obama's order said. "In responding to requests under the FOIA, executive branch agencies should act promptly and in a spirit of cooperation, recognizing that such agencies are servants of the public."

Instead of withdrawing its petition now that legislation has been passed, the Obama administration on Friday asked the high court to vacate the Second Circuit's ruling, and then "remand to allow the lower courts to address the effect of the new legislation on the litigation."

"Given Congress's enactment of intervening legislation resolving the present dispute by providing for withholding of the records at issue, the Court now has no occasion to address the proper construction of [FOIA] Exemption 7(F) as set forth in the government's petition," the government's filing states. "The appropriate disposition, after these events, is for this Court to [pull the case up from the Second Circuit and take jurisdiction of the case and the issue], vacate the judgment of the court of appeals, and remand for further proceedings... in light of the intervening legislation" passed by Congress.

In its earlier Supreme Court petition, the Obama administration argued that FOIA Exemption 7(F) allows for the withholding of information if it threatens the lives of individuals.

The Second Circuit, however, disagreed. The court ruled that FOIA "mandates the public disclosure of such photographs - regardless of the risk to American lives - because FOIA Exemption 7(F) requires the government to 'identify at least one individual with reasonable specificity' and show that disclosure 'could reasonably be expected to endanger that individual.'"

The government argued that the Second Circuit misinterpreted the law when it ruled that the government had to identify specific individuals who would be harmed by the disclosure of the photographs

The Obama administration maintained that the Second Circuit's interpretation of Exemption 7(F), "is inconsistent with the text of Exemption 7(F), which broadly encompasses danger to 'any individual,' with no suggestion of the court's extra-textual requirement of victim specificity. The history of drafting that exemption "underscores that conclusion. Congress did not mean for public disclosure of agency records to trump the life and physical safety of individuals - particularly in a case such as this, in which the government has already made public the underlying investigative reports revealing all relevant allegations of wrongdoing and the associated investigative conclusions."

"The President and the United States military fully recognize that certain photographs at issue depict reprehensible conduct by American personnel and warranted disciplinary action," the government's petition states. "There are neither justifications nor excuses for such conduct by members of the military. But the fact remains that public disclosure of the photographs could reasonably be expected to endanger the lives and physical safety of individuals engaged in the Nation's military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photographs therefore are exempt from mandatory disclosure under FOIA. Review by this Court is warranted to give effect to Exemption 7(F) and the protection it affords to the personnel whose lives and physical safety would be placed at risk by disclosure."

Alex Abdo, a legal fellow with the ACLU's National Security Project, said the Obama administration's argument for continuing to suppress the photos "sets a dangerous precedent - that the government can conceal evidence of its own misconduct precisely because the evidence powerfully documents gross abuses of power and of detainees.

"This principal is fundamentally anti-democratic. The American public has a right to see the evidence of crimes committed in their name."

Introducing a Nigerian Imam and Outstanding Community leader at the Grassroots leve.

Assalamu alaikum

My name is Yusuf Yakub Arrigasiyyu. I am a student of Islam and was charged to lead prayers (Salah) in my community masjid, where we perform our five daily prayers and am thus called Imam. I once heard my Islamic scholar saying that I memorized the holy Qur'an by heart.

I lived in Rigasa a suburb in Kaduna city of Kaduna state Nigeria which has about seven hundred and fifty thousand people as of 2006 census, with 95% Muslims. I am a public health practitioner working with the ministry of health Kaduna state in charge of a Disease control unit of a development Area.

I had my master's degree in health planning and management from the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria. I am the Majin Garin Rigasa (traditional mayor) a title that has historical connection with Usman Dan Fodio an Islamic reformist in Nigeria.

I am married with a wife Rabi'a Abdullah the current deputy president of the Muslim students society of Nigeria sisters wing Northern states headquarters and blessed with Najibullah, yusra, swabira, yaqub and Rumaisa. She is a qualified community health practitioner and currently studying Islamic law in the famous Ahmad Bello University Zaria.

As students of Islam we view Da'awa activities as a responsibility bestowed on us by our creator Allah; we are therefore engaged in weekly Da'awa activities in our rural communities and also combining our Da'awa activities with provision of free medical services for the rural dwellers. My wife is responsible for coordination of these activities.
We fund our activities within our family. However, friends and other interested individuals sometimes offer there assistance in various way to see to the success of the program.

As many of us know especially in developing countries like Nigeria, Corruption has eaten deep into the flesh of the majority of the Nigeria society especially it leadership, leaving majority of our brothers and sisters in abject poverty, high illiteracy level, and increases in disease transmission and many other unfortunate situations.

In order to address these abnormalities, a network of 35 Islamic organizations across Nigeria came together to establish an organization, Muslim league for accountability its main objective is to engage Government on accountability issues. After ten years of its existence, I was recently made its current executive Director. I hold many positions in the Muslim students' society MSS of Nigeria at different level. I was one time an Amir of MSS Kaduna and later National public relation officer.

We have been organizing series of Islamic programs including camping programs. In fact Muslim students across Nigeria this month December will be holding it annual major event, called Islamic vacation course for Muslim students society, between 20 t0 28 December 2009 which will bring together more than 10,000 students from different part of Nigeria including male and female students to Sokoto state, the seat of Usman fodio and the sultan to discuss both Global and national issues as it affect Muslims and Islam in general.

Finally, I need to clearly states here that my mission in this life is to contribute within the Sunnah of the prophet (SAW) in establishing a decent society where the teaching of our noble prophet Muhammad peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, will reign above any other system on earth.

2009-12-09 Wed 06:52:20 cst