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Mohurram 4,1431/ December 21, 2009, # 59
to Saddam TV. Remember those who rejoiced on that Eid.
Dr. Ismail Zayid's personal story helps explain the deep
agony of the Palestinian people and the shameless terrorism
which Israel gets away with.
Scroll way down
for this narrative from a distinguished Canadian whom the editor of
NT had the honor of knowing as a reliable friend.
See 2 items on "Our America" below ref. the shock waves
among Americans caused by President Obama's very cosy
relationship with the very tiny Jewish minority in this
Picture of the Year: The new generation of Islamic "militants."
Knoxville, Tennessee: Jamaat al-Muslimeen activist Br. Yusuf
Irelandi's step Children, 4 and 18 months, passing out
brochures calling for the boycott of businesses which
support Israel, such as Coca Cola, Starbucks, Nestle and
Mcdonalds. This was during the Israeli assault on Gaza.
Pakistan is changing. The High Court has blocked the
extradition of five US Muslims who are wanted by the FBI at
the behest of collaborators known as CAIR and Bray. Please
thank Br. Khalid Khawaja. American infiltrators in
Islamabad are being harrassed. Behnd the changes is the
huge, peaceful but uncompromising movement led by Jamaate
Islami in EVERY Pakistani city. Syed Munawar Hasan, ameer of
JI, is focusing on END to US intervention. He is supported
by active leaders like Sirajul Haq in Frontier, Muhammad
Mehnati in Karachi and Liaqat Baluch in Punjab. National
level organizations like Islami Jamiate Talaba and Jamiate
Talaba Arabia are supporting the peaceful revolution along
with large women's groups. Scroll way down to new photos and
report on latest mass rally in Rawalpindi. [Some photos in
our last issue did not appear on some readers' computers.
They are permanently posted on New Trend's Web Site.]
Obituary by Kaukab Siddique
Mourning Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri
On December 19, 2009 Grand Ayatollah Montazeri passed away
at the age of 87. Very large crowds attended his funeral on
He was the standard bearer of Islamic revolution, a man of
God who taught decency, honesty, justice, equality and
global Islamic unity. I met him at his seminary in the
blessed city of Qum at the height of the Islamic vistory in
Iran and could never forget the power of his
In 1985 Iran's Guardian Council voted him to be the
successor to Imam Khomeini, rahmatullah alaih. However
intrigues and conspiracies within the Iranian upper echelons
did not allow him to succeed. One terrible consequence was
that the Iraq-Iran war dragged on with catastrophic results
for both countries and with great pleasure for the enemies
of Islam. It seems that Iran had been infiltrated by agents
of imperialism who convinced Imam Khomeini that Iraqi Shi'as
would rise up to support Iranian troops as they advanced
into Iraq. Instead, Iraqi Shias, fired up by nationalism,
stood firm and thousands of Iranian youths were slaughtered
as they advanced on Basra.
In the present circumstances, Iran should clean up its
corruption at the lower levels which has also led to the
crackdown on the genuine Islamic opposition. The result is
that the fake opposition fed by Iranian Americans is taking
advantage of the situation. Iran has committed some
atrocities against opponents though it had started with
opposing demonstrations with demonstrations. Also, in
Baluchistan Iran should face the fact that a genuine armed
opposition is coming from the Jihad group Jundullah.
Arbitrary executions and unproven claims that they are
American agents will not solve the problem.
Iran should realize that Israel is very influentiual with
Obama and could do serious damage if national disunity and
police methods continue. Get united! When you can talk with
Americans why not with the opposition and with the Jihad
forces? Why are you holding Shaykh Osama's son? A quick
release could gain you the support of Jihad forces
My condolences go to the family of Ayatollah Montazeri and
the people of Iran. May Allah accept his work for Islam and
grant him al-Jannah in the company of Imam Husayn, r.a.
New Trend's Choices for the year ending December 31,
Top Islamic Leadership of US Muslims Working for Peaceful
Change through non-Violent Resistance
Inclusion was based on national and international influence,
Islamic authenticity and independence.
1. Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin [Atlanta] [Imprisoned].
2. Imam Musa [Washington, DC] Da'wa at the grassroots,
3. Imam Luqman Abdullah [Detroit, MI] [Shaheed]. Grassroots
da'wa,Masjid Organization and defiance of taghoot.
4. Imam Badi Ali [Greensboro, NC]. Palestine, Iraq,
Pakistan, Community work, women's rights.
5. Sis. Anisa Abdel Fattah [Columbus, OH]. Palestine,
women's rights, organization.
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
[Grambling, Louisiana]. Higher
learning, anti-racism, Africa orientation.
7. Sis. Ashira Na'im [Baltimore, MD]. Community work,
Africa, women's rights, da'wah.
8. Imam Ali Siddiqui [Santa Rosa, California]. Genuine
inter-faith work, peace movement, community work.
9. Sis. Hedayai Majeed [Atlanta, GA]. Against Domestic
violence, for homeless women, organization.
10. Br. Shamim Siddiqui [Long Island, New York]. Qur'anic
message, da'wah, Islamic scholarship & books.
11. Prof. Suleyman Kurter & Sis. Havva. [Milwaukee,
Wisconsin]. Hispanic da'wah, literature, community,
12. Dr. Omar Afzal [Ithaca, NY]. Uncompromising Sunnah
Teachings on Ramadan, Eidain and crescent sighting.
13. Sis. Karima al-Amin [Atlanta, GA] . Attorney for Imam
Jamil, record for speaking truth to power, community.
The Five American Muslims who Went to Pakistan and were
Reported by CAIR
Hope for an International Lesson: A spiritual Approach to
the CAIR-FBI Connection
by Sis. Abigail Anthony [The writer has volunteered to join
New Trend's research team.]
Regarding the media attention about CAIR and the 5 American
would-be fighters, I know the people at CAIR are scoundrels
and villains (any literate person with a Qur'an and belief
in it should be able to judge that), and what they did to
those 5 boys is despicable and CAIR certainly deserves to be
corrected and rebuked personally and publicly, but I haven't
seen anything written about the boys families and the
turmoil they must be going through. Those families, if
they have not been filled with lies and hardened by a spirit
of defiance and falsehood, are surely hurt, confused, and
worried about the decision they made to trust the people at
CAIR. I've made similar mistakes in years past - not on an
internationally recognized scale such as this, but I've
trusted people with "respectable titles" before, and I know
that "hurt, confused, and worried" are not adequate words to
describe the internal questioning, turmoil, and remorse you
go through after you've put your trust in someone identified
as a spiritual leader who ends up only hurting you by
guiding you down a path that God has forbidden.
CAIR could not have had those boys best interest at heart;
there is no way that any sane person would think contacting
the FBI would 'help' those boys. First of all, space does
not allow me to list the numerous Quranic verses that
instruct Muslims to seek help only from God and from the
believers/faithful (which the FBI and the U.S. Government
certainly are not - and again, a literate person with a
Qur'an can easily judge that); and secondly, what did CAIR
hope to accomplish "for" these boys by contacting the FBI?
My guess is the people of CAIR needed their daily bread -
they needed their feeding of praise from the ones they look
to for rewards and appreciation. But how did they convince
the families that this was the best route to take? What
explanation could they possibly have provided to them that
convinced them the FBI would "help" them? What Quranic verse
did they quote to the families to assure them this was what
Allah would have them do? Or did they simply not provide
verses and/or Quranic reasoning to them? And why haven't
Muslims families been sufficiently educated to expect and
demand Quranic proof for opinions and guidance?
What were these families feeling and thinking about their
sons desire to fight alongside the mujahadeen? Did they
furiously think the boys were criminals who deserved to be
tracked down, detained, investigated and imprisoned? If so,
why didn't the families simply contact the FBI themselves?
Of course we know that most people do not have a direct
telephone number to the FBI like CAIR probably has, but if
the families had wanted to contact man's laws authorities,
they could have easily contacted any government agency who
would have gladly welcomed their phone call. But the
families did not do that; what they seemed to have
commendably done was to contact someone holding a spiritual
leadership position presumably to seek righteous and
spiritual guidance; I'm sorry they made a poor and/or
uneducated choice and wish they had chosen someone
trustworthy whose actions and thinking conformed to the path
Allah revealed to us as being the righteous one.
And if these families were simply worried about their sons
safety and well-being, or worried that their sons may be
trying to participate in something Allah disapproves of,
then certainly there were better choices that CAIR could
have made. Why didn't CAIR call upon Allah instead of the
FBI? Does CAIR claim to have consulted the Qur'an or sought
guidance from Allah? If so, are we to believe that Allah
guided them to the FBI? Are we to believe that Allah led
them to seek assistance from the very types of characters He
warns us to avoid relying on? If we believe that, then we
may just as well throw out our Qur'ans because to believe
that invalidates the Qur'an's validity.
How can CAIR justify their thoughts and actions using the
Qur'an? Have they modified the Qur'an by highlighting some
of the verses in yellow meaning "true" and highlighted other
verses in green meaning "false" and highlighted other verses
in orange meaning "we haven't decided if this is true or
false yet"? Certainly that is a ridiculous scene, but
shamefully, the actions of so many "Muslim" leaders these
days indicate that's exactly what they've done to the
Qur'an. These "leaders" boldly claim the prophethood of
Muhammad (pbuh) but they don't obey the message as though it
actually came from God; they hold sacred the Qur'an and
would condemn or prosecute someone for its desecration, yet
they themselves trample and ignore the very prescriptions it
records; they declare there is One God, but they don't know
Him. These groups miss so much and harm so many.
The fact is, is that Allah has not left us with a partially
correct policy and procedure manual for living in this
world. He has not left us in darkness and confusion and with
a horribly complicated set of rules. Are these rules easy
to obey? Not always. Are they easy to remember? Not always.
But Allah is forgiving and merciful and loving when we make
mistakes, but we cannot deny the accuracy of the Qur'an He
left for us! And we cannot keep acting as though Allah has
left us a manual that 'expired' after two or three
centuries. Simply put, Allah is smarter than that; He truly
planned ahead when He designed this religion, and it is
miraculously applicable yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
I pray for the families who trusted CAIR. I feel sad for
them; I feel as though they were tricked. I pray this leads
them, and all of us, to an increased level of belief in
Allah and hope it encourages us to search for the true
believers whose actions will be in line with the Qur'an and
the Sunna. I pray this sad event serves as a reminder to all
of us to rely on Allah and His faithful servants only,
as we have been instructed to do.
After Obama's Afghanistan Offensive Speech
Winter Slows Down Fighting in Afghanistan: Taliban have the
initiative as new US Units Arrive
December 19: Three NATO troops were killed in Taliban pin
prick attacks, a Polish trooper in Ghazni, a British soldier
in Helmand and a US trooper in the south [no details].
December 18: AFP reports that three Afghan civilians were
killed [all males] and a woman wounded in a US helicopter
attack in Kandahar province. [Obama had promised to Karzai
that civilians would not be killed.]
Also on Dec. 18, 800 French troops with a few US special
forces and Karzai troops made an impressive sweep east of
Kabul in the Sarobi area to deter Taliban increasing their
grip on Kabul. At one point they came under Taliban machine
gun and rpg fire and lost 5 US special forces seriously
wounded. The French say that air strikes were then called in
and one of the Taliban was killed and 3 wounded. The French
retreated back to Kabul.
December 17: Two elite British troops and two Karzai Afghans
were killed in their vehicles in the Sangin area of Helmand
when they engaged two Taliban martyrdom operators who were
killed in the explosions.
War News: Pakistan
Pakistani Defence Minister Admits, US is using Air Base in
Pakistan for Afghanistan Operations
December 12: ISLAMABAD: The Shamsi airbase in Balochistan is
being used by American forces for logistical purposes but
the government is not satisfied with payments for the use of
the facility, disclosed the defence minister.
Talking exclusively to DawnNews, Defence Minister Ahmad
Mukhtar said that the US was still using the Shamsi airbase;
however, the govt is not satisfied with payments for its
[Dawn is pro-regime Pakistani daily quite proud of the
regime's links with US military. --- Editor]
Pakistani Defence Minister Admits, US is using Air Base in
Occupation Police Force Blown up while Praying:
December 18. In Timergara, Dir, a martyrdom operator hit
police officers who had just finished prayers. At least 12
were killed and 28 wounded.
Dir was occupied by General Kayani's military forces about 6
months back. Police, militia and military forces have been
used to attack mosques, medressas, imams' homes and villages
supporting the poorly armed Pakistani Taliban led by Maulvi
Our observers say that the Taliban consider the police and
military working for Kayani and the CIA as MURTADEEN and
their mosques as masjide dirar which the Qur'an condemns.
People in Dir, our observers say, ask whom are these police
praying to when they are working for Iblis and have been
attacking Islamic schools.
[New Trend says: Pakistanis should talk to each other.
Kayani is not able to suppress the Pak Taliban and attacks
on Islamic centers are leading to retaliation on police and
military who pray. Pakistani generals in Rawalpindi suffered
a similar fate when they were praying after killing Ulama
and attacking mosques and medressas in Hangu and across the
northern areas. Let's pray for peace and urge Kayani to stop
[New Trend adds: We urge Kayani to stop extra-judicial
killings of Pak Taliban supporters. These are crimes against
humanity and will lead Kayani and his air force chief to the
Multiple New US Air Attacks on Pakistan. [The language is
MIRANSHAH: Ten suspected militants were killed Thursday in
the second US missile strike in a day targeting insurgents
in Pakistan's tribal North Waziristan district, security
'Five US drones fired at least seven missiles, targeting
several houses in the Ambarshaga area in North Waziristan
and killing more than 10 militants,' a senior security
official in the area told AFP.
Another security official confirmed the strike and said the
death toll may rise.
Earlier Thursday two militants were killed in a similar
strike on a house near Miranshah, the main town in the North
Islamic Woman, her 2 sons, two daughters and nephew Abducted
by Government Agents
December 17, 2009: In Karachi, an Islamic woman, Talat
Ilyas, her two sons, two daughters and three year old nephew
were allegedly abducted by government agents, probably
gangsters from MQM. The regime is concerned that large
numbers of women have joined Jamaate Islami's mass rallies
against the military operations in the northern areas.
Jamaate Islami is a peaceful movement but government agents
are trying to provoke the movement.
Photo below shows Islamic women protesting against the
abductions. Inset shows Karachi JI Ameer Muhammad Hussain
Mehnati , with fist raised, and Hafiz Naeem on his right,
addressing the large protest rally.
Our America:The irresistible Mark Glenn Does it Again!
Americans Unhappy with Obama's Hannukah Party for 500 Jews:
Recession is Hurting the people
President Obama is increasingly seen as a Jew by many
Americans, not as a 'moozlim' as Fox News would have us
believe. The feeling that America is being run by extremist
Jews like Rahm Emmanuel [ the Israeli terrorist who lighted
the menorah], Obama's door keeper, and Axelrod, his program
director, was strengthened by the Hannukah party.
The best comment/spoof on Obama's Hannukah comes from our
dear friend, a Jesus [pbuh] man from Idaho, Mark Glenn.
Some of the language is bad but the true followers of Jesus,
pbuh, are hurting over the takeover of this great country by
Israelis. Enjoy Br. Mark at his best:
Our America #2: With thanks to Sis. Anisa Abdel-Fattah
Obama grants Israel billions of dollars in aid + tries to
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 11:07:08 GMT
US President Barack Obama has signed the foreign aid budget
law for 2010 which includes the granting of $2.775 billion
in security aid to Israel.
The Israeli Ynet news website reported that the budget
signed by Obama, for the first time, also grants $500
million to the Palestinian Authority.
The aid also includes $100 million to be used by US General
Keith Dayton, who is in charge of training the Palestinian
security forces in the West Bank.
The aid will be handed over to the Palestinians under the
condition that the American taxpayers' money will only be
transferred to a Palestinian government whose members accept
the conditions of the international Quartet - the United
States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations.
The conditions include recognizing Israel, renouncing
violence and accepting past agreements signed with the Tel
The $3 billion aid is comprised of $2 billion in security
aid and $1 billion in civilian aid.
The annual American security aid to Israel increased to $2.4
Billion after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took
office and gradually relinquished the civilian aid.
The aid is accompanied by special additions to the Israeli
military industries for the development of technologies,
particularly in the missile field.
December 17, 2009
My story - Palestinian dispossession and suffering
Dr. Ismail Zayid
I was born in 1933 in the Palestinian village of Beit Nuba,
where I was brought up and lived happily with family and friends.
Beit Nuba had existed for thousands of years, as historic
records show, but Israeli wars of aggression and war crimes
have made its recent history painful and tragic.
In May 1948, the Israeli army launched an attack to occupy
the villages of Imwas, Yalu and Beit Nuba, but failed to
Elsewhere in Palestine, Zionist terrorist gangs and the
Israeli army were committing massacres against predominantly
unarmed Palestinian people and conducting their long-planned
campaign of ethnic cleansing.
One day out of many during that conflict left painful sights
in my life.
It was on July 10, 1948, that Israeli army troops, led by
Yitzhak Rabin, occupied the Palestinian cities of Lydda and
Rabin and his officers proceeded to drive the 50,000-60,000
civilian inhabitants of these cities away from their homes
in terror as low-flying airplanes flew over their heads,
shooting the occasional person and forcing them to run.
The sight of the terror-stricken, hungry and thirsty men,
women and children fleeing in terror under the hot midday
summer sun approximately 25 kilometres to the village of
Beit Nuba, was a sight that I, a 15-year-old boy, would
The inability of the Israeli army to conquer Imwas, Yalu and
Beit Nuba brought about a brutal revenge 19 years later
during Israel's planned attack against its Arab neighbours
on June 5, 1967.
On June 6, the three villages were occupied without a single
shot being fired, and systematically dynamited and bulldozed
on the direct orders of Yitzhak Rabin, then chief of staff
of the Israeli army. The villagers, over 10,000, were
expelled from their land.
In Beit Nuba, 18 were buried alive under the ruins of their
homes because they were old or infirm and unable to move out
before their homes were demolished.
One of them, Mohammad Ali Baker, was an uncle of my mother.
When our home was demolished, my uncle, who was old and
arthritic, was slow to move out. The Israeli soldiers told
him, while they were demolishing the western part of our
home, that he would be buried alive if he did not move when
they started demolishing the eastern part. He was hurriedly
The pain and suffering that my mother sustained was immense
and continued to affect until her dying day.
My mother, brother, sisters and uncle were driven from our
land and never allowed to return. I continue to bear that
The destruction of these three villages was witnessed and
described by the Israeli journalist Amos Kenan, a reserve
soldier in the occupying force in Beit Nuba. He gave this
account to the Israeli newspaper Ha'Olam Hazeh, which the
censor prohibited from being published. It was sent to all
members of the Knesset, and to the Israeli prime minister
and defence minister, but no response was received.
"The unit commander told us that it had been decided to blow
up three villages in our sector; they were Beit Nuba, Imwas
and Yalu ... We were told to block the entrances of the
villages and prevent inhabitants [from] returning .... The
order was to shoot over their heads and tell them not to
enter the village.
"Beit Nuba is built of fine quarry stones; some of the
houses are magnificent. Every house is surrounded by an
orchard, olive trees, apricots, vines and cypresses. They
are well kept. Among the trees, there are carefully tended
"At noon the first bulldozer arrived and pulled down the
first house at the edge of the village. Within 10 minutes
the house was turned into rubble. The olive trees and
cypresses were all uprooted. After the destruction of three
houses, the first refugee column arrived from the direction
of Ramallah. We did not fire in the air. There were old
people who could hardly walk, murmuring old women, mothers
carrying babies, small children. The children wept and asked
for water. They all carried white flags.
"We told them to go to Beit Sira. They told us they had been
driven out. They had been wandering like this for four days,
without food, some dying on the road. They asked to return
to their village ... Some had a goat, a lamb, a donkey or a
camel. A father ground wheat by hand to feed his four
children ... The children cried. Some of our soldiers
started crying too.
We went to fetch the Arabs some water. We stopped a car with
a major, two captains and a woman ... We asked the officers
why these refugees were sent from one place to another and
driven out of everywhere. They told us that this was good
for them; they should go. 'Moreover', said the officers,
'what do we care about the Arabs anyway?'
"We drove them out. They go on wandering like lost cattle.
The weak die. Our unit was outraged. The refugees gnashed
their teeth when they saw the bulldozers pull down the
trees. None of us understood how Jews could behave like
this. No one understood why these fellaheen [villagers]
shouldn't be allowed to take blankets and some food.
"The chickens and doves were buried in the rubble. The
fields were turned into wasteland in front of our eyes. The
children who went crying on the road will be fedayeen in 19
years, in the next round. Thus we have lost the victory."
(From Israel Imperial News, March 1968.)
Uri Avnery, then a Knesset member, described the destruction
of these villages as a definite war crime in direct
violation of The Fourth Geneva Convention, 1949, to
Israel is a signatory. Article 53 of the convention states:
" Any destruction by the Occupying Power of real or personal
property, belonging individually or collectively to private
persons, or to the state, or to other public authorities or
social or cooperative organizations, is prohibited."
It is now difficult to spot the ruins and the rubble. Today,
on the site of the ruins of these three villages stands the
infamy called "Canada Park," built with tax-deductible
Canadian dollars provided by the Canadian Jewish National
Fund (JNF), a registered Canadian charity.
It was in 1973 that Bernard Bloomfield of Montreal, then
President of the JNF of Canada, spearheaded a campaign among
the Canadian Jewish community to raise $15 million to
establish Canada Park to provide a picnic area accessible to
Israelis from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
At the entrance, just off John Diefenbaker Parkway (opened
by Diefenbaker himself in 1975), is a sign that reads:
"Welcome to Canada Park in Ayalon Valley—a project of the
Jewish National Fund of Canada."
The JNF, responsible for the upkeep of the park, has removed
all signs of the villages and their inhabitants from the
It would seem that only the Canadian donors are worthy of
being remembered; their names are engraved in the bronze
plaques that cover an entire wall.
Interestingly, these donors are not directly informed that
the park is built on the site of the demolished villages,
including Imwas, the biblical village Emmaus where Jesus
Christ first appeared after his Resurrection to meet with
The Director of the American JNF stated: "It is a delicate
situation, and one cannot expect an institution [such as the
Canadian JNF] which gathers money from abroad, to publicize
the issue [of the demolition of these villages]." ("Canada
Park: A Case Study," by Ehud Meltz and Michal Selah, Kol
Hair, Aug. 31, 1984.)
The glossy guidebook, published by the JNF of Canada, has an
entire page devoted to the area's history, including the
biblical, Roman, Crusader and British periods, but has no
mention of these villages or their destruction.
Another step in the obliteration of the villages from memory
can be seen in their absence from Israeli maps.
As a new Canadian, my personal pain was compounded when I
read on Dec. 4, 1978, in our local newspaper, The Halifax
Herald, that Peter Herschorn, a prominent Halifax
businessman and past chairman of the Atlantic branch of the
JNF, was honored by the JNF for his humanitarian work and
"choosing the right goodness" in his participation in the
building of Canada Park.
The Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, the Premier of N.S.
and the Mayor of Halifax were in attendance and offered
their greetings. I was mortified that political leaders in
my new country, Canada, would consider the erection of
recreation centres on the site of ruins of criminally
demolished peaceful villages to be a humanitarian act.
When I was invited to come to Canada to teach at Dalhousie
University Medical School, I accepted with enthusiasm, as I
had a vision of Canada as a country of liberal values
upholding human rights and international law.
However, the story of our government, allowing our tax
dollars to be used to build the infamous Canada Park, a war
crime, has been a source of torment and pain for me.
Over many years, I have written repeatedly, supported by
some honourable politicians like Sen. Heath Macquarrie and
Mr. R.A. Corbett, MP, to successive Revenue Canada
Ministers, expressing my concerns, but I received only vague
It was in the midst of this that on Oct. 21, 1991 the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The Fifth Estate
broadcast a documentary entitled "Park with no Peace."
It deserves to be viewed and study by all:
In summary, I stand before you today, to express gratitude
to The Canadian Museum for Human Rights for agreeing to
listen to my story, which exposing the violation of my human
rights as well as the pain and suffering of the Palestinian
people who have been systematically expelled from their
homeland, continue to live as refugees, and are denied the
fundamental right of return to their homes, a right clearly
stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and
repeated UN resolutions.
As Israel continues to defy international law, we witness
deafening silence from countries like Canada, which claims
to uphold the UN Charter and universal human rights.
To compound that, I, as a Canadian citizen, feel the pain
and shame of my country's complicity in continuing to
subsidize the war crime called Canada Park.
Dr. Ismail Zayid was born and grew up in Beit Nuba,
Palestine, and went to school in Jerusalem. He received his
medical education at the
University of Londom and was invited in 1972 to teach at
Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Retired in 1999 from his position as Professor of Pathology,
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. He is the author
of two books: Palestine: A Stolen Heritage and Zionism: The
Myth and the Reality.
This takes the cake:
British Bigotry as Revealed by the Muslim News Paper
UK terror witch-hunt extended to nursery schools
By Hamed Chapman
West Midlands Police are encouraging nursery school teachers
and workers to monitor children in their care as potential
terrorists. "If anyone working with children has a concern,
we would expect them to contact us as a safeguarding
measure," said Assistant Chief Constable Anil Patani in a
copy of a letter obtained by The Muslim News.
Peaceful Revolution in Pakistan
JI Leader Syed Munawar Hasan Calls for release of Dr. Aafia
Siddiqui & 250 Baluch Women.
Mass Rally in Rawalpindi.
Reporting and photos by our correspondent Umeed Khan.
Dec. 20: The Jamaat e Islami chief Syed Munawar Hasan has
announced that the JI would give a call for million man
march towards Islamabad if any obstructions were created in
the implementation of the Supreme Court order on the
Addressing a big "Go America Go" rally at Murree road,
Rawalpindi, on Sunday, he said the Supreme Court 17 member
bench had taken a bold step and exposed the NRO hit faces
but its order appeared to be trampled upon. Surprisingly, he
said, PML(N) chief Mian Nawaz Sharif had proceeded abroad
just at this juncture. Perhaps he had some more important
business abroad. Apparently, he said, Mian Sahib was
awaiting his turn. He was however sure that Mian Nawaz
Sharif's turn would never come again.
Syed Munawar Hasan said, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Maulana Fazlur
Rahman, Altaf Husain and AsfandYar Wali were equally
involved in the crimes of the PPP.
The JI chief saluted the Afghans for defeating the US after
the Soviet Union. He said, the sooner the US and its allies
pulled out of this region, the better it would be for them.
The US, he said, had attacked the Muslim world with full
force as the American intellectuals realized after Russia's
defeat that Islam was the only civilization that could
challenge them in every field. However, the brave Afghans
had foiled their designs.
He said the Black Water won't be allowed to play its role.
He said the Interior Minister Rehman Malik was issuing a
statement every day that there were no Black Water in this
country. Is Rehman Malik on daily wages, he asked. He said
the nation did not believe the minister.
Syed Munawar Hasan deplored that the rulers had completely
forgotten Dr Aafia Siddiqui. How can one be at rest when a
daughter of the nation was in the enemy hand, he asked.
Similarly , he said, about 250 Baloch women had been missing
for years as their whereabouts were not known while the
rulers were totally unconcerned.
He said that the JI's Go America Go campaign would continue
till the enforcement of the Shariah in the country.
[Ed note: NRO was the ordinance issued by General Musharraf
to protect corrupt politicians, like Zardari, who is now
President of Pakistan. Its removal by the Supreme Court
opens up the corrupt men ruling Pakistan to prosecution and
Mysterious Saddam Hussein channel hits Iraq TV
Saddam Hussein is the star of a mysterious channel on
satellite TV in Iraq that began broadcasting on the Islamic
calendar's anniversary of his 2006 execution.
Published: 12:45AM GMT 30 Nov 2009
The origins and backers of the so-called Saddam Channel
The Iraqi government said it suspected that Baathists, whose
political party Saddam once led, were behind the broadcasts.
But Mohammed Jarboua, who claimed to be chairman of the new
venture, told the Associated Press that there was no
Baathist link, and that the channel was for Iraqis and other
Arabs who supported the late dictator.
Saddam's hanging three years ago was on the first day of Eid
al-Adha, the most important holiday of the Islamic calendar.
His execution - and the day it was done - remains a sore
point for Saddam sympathisers still smarting over images of
the defiant leader in his final moments as Shias in the
death chamber shouted curses.
The Saddam Channel debuted on Friday, the first day of this
year's Eid for Sunnis. The holiday started Saturday for
Shias. The station's official name alternates between
"Al-Lafeta" ("the banner") and "Al-Arabi" ("the Arab").
It is mostly a montage of flattering, still images of Saddam
- some of him dressed in military uniform, others in a suit,
even one astride a white horse. One image shows his sons
Odai and Qusai smiling with their father, and another their
bodies after they and Saddam's grandson, Mustafa, were
killed in a July 2003 gunfight with US troops.
One prominently displayed image is that of a man burning an
American flag. Another shows graves covered with Iraqi
All the pictures are set against audio recordings of Saddam
making speeches and reciting poetry. Patriotic songs urge
listeners to "liberate our country".
A media adviser to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki
dismissed the station and its message, and refused to
comment on whether the government will seek to shut down the
[Cortesy: British Daily Telegraph.]
2009-12-23 Wed 19:22:00 cst