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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Mohurram 22,1431,/ January 8, 2010 # 2

What is the Nigerian response to the "Christmas Day" Bomber? This is the best article on the subject. The US attacks others: then pretends to be shocked if there is any response. Please scroll way down.

Scroll way down to the CIA strike. Very instructive. The cat is out of the bag.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Non-Violent Resistance
P.O. Box 10881
Baltimore, MD 21234

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

Spotight #1: Muslims in America have become slaves: They are enslaved by the dollar, by their social aspirations, their desires to be like their masters, to love the dunya more than the Akhira. Slave minds surrendered Jerusalem. They certainly cannot liberate it. Freedom is the requirement for change. We must free ourselves from our chains of short range desires. A new generation of Muslims who will gain mental freedom and become worshippers of Allah alone will liberate Jerusalem, inshallah.

Spotlight #2: Listen to the parable of the two birds being hunted. The first bird noticed the hunters eyes: that the hunter looked sad and seemed to be crying. The second bird said: Do not look at his eyes but at his hands which are holding the gun. Dear Muslim, are you looking at the new administration's eyes or its "hands?"

Latest Outreach:
CAIR's betrayal of Islam+Top Islamic Leaders of America+ Obituary for Ayatollah Montazeri

January 8, 2009: Jamaat al-Muslimeen's literature was given to 180 people after Juma' salat at Masjid Rahma-ISB in Baltimore, Maryland. Rahma is the biggest masjid in Maryland. Most of those who got the literature were Pakistanis, Indians and Arabs; however the best response came from an African American brother.

The literature included three items: A list of the top 14 independent Islamic leaders of US Muslims who are not coopted by the government in any way, from Imam Jamil al-Amin and Sis. Anisa Abdel Fattah to Prof. Suleyman Kurter.

The second item was an article by Sis. Abigail who discussed CAIR's betrayal of the 5 US Muslims who went to Pakistan. It discusses how CAIR and the families of the 5 should have responded if they were seeking guidance from Allah Almighty.

The third item was Dr. Siddique's memory of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri who recently passed away as related to the situation in Iran.

Letter of Invitation from Sis. Ashira Naim
Secretary General of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Calling all Muslims to One God [Allah], one Leader [Muhammad], one global Community [Ummah]

"The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and to perform Tayammum. Therefore my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due." [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, Sahih al-Bukhari]

In 2010 we want to extend our invitation to as many Believers as possible, nationally and internationally, to come aboard with this organization, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, that adheres to the Call of Allah:

"Stand up for what is right and against what is wrong." Those who are willing to speak out by word of mouth or by the pen - those who will stand in protest when needed, those who not only believe that men and women are equal and should be treated as such but that there is no superiority in race, that our ummah is ONE, i.e., that we must be concerned and moved to action to aid our Muslim brothers and sisters when need requires it throughout this city, this state, this country, in Afghanistan, in Palestine, in Nigeria, in Somalia, in Pakistan, in Iraq, in Iran--all over this world--we are ONE - and conduct themselves according to those beliefs.

From Prophet Muhammad's (salAllaho alaihi wassam) - Last Sermon

"O people, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakat, perform Hajj if you can afford to.

"All mankind is from Adam and Eve: an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab. Also a white has no superiority over a black, nor a black has any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. Learn that Muslim is a brother to every other Muslim and that Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it has been given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to one another....."
[Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, in Musnad Ahmed ibn Hanbal.]

Adhering to all of the above, the Jamaat strongly encourages its members to pray as Allah has ordered so that we will have the strength needed to work in Allah's Cause.

Holy Quran, 17:78-81 (Muhammad Asad translation)

(78) BE CONSTANT in (thy) prayer from the time when the sun has passed its zenith till the darkness of night, and (be ever mindful of its) recitation at dawn: for, behold, the recitation (of prayer) at dawn is indeed witnessed (by all that is holy).

(79) And rise from thy sleep and pray during part of the night (as well), as a free offering from thee, and thy Sustainer may well raise thee to a glorious station (in the life to come).

(80) And say (in thy prayer): "O my Sustainer! Cause me to enter (upon whaterver I may do) in a manner true and sincere, and grant me, out of Thy grace, sustaining strength!"

(81) And say: "The truth has come (to light), and falsehood has withered away: for, behold, all falsehood is bound to wither away!"

The unfortunate truth is that there are those who claim that there are powers that could rival Allah.
In a world where we are as a people, and particularly as Muslims today, bombarded with misinformation, threats, fears, and unnecessary bad news blitzes, we have to put on the armor that can only be obtained through prayer as prescribed. There is REAL power in prayer. It is called the weapon of the Prophets!

May Allah protect us and our families, strengthen our Faith and reward us with contentment and happiness in this world and the next. Ameen.
(We invite you to contact us for application and/or more information: Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Post Office Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234)

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Media Perspectives on Bush's Iraq & Afghanistan Wars

by Kaukab Siddique

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For the first time, an American Muslim's analysis of the sensitive issues from Fallujah to the Red Mosque. Factual and hardhitting.

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CAIR's Victims: Photo of Four of the Five US Muslims in Chains in Police Custody
New Trend Report

The lackey clique known as CAIR, led by Nihad Awad, reported five Muslim men from Virginia to the FBI although they had valid passports and visas. They were in the home of the father of one of them in Sargodha, Pakistan when they were arrested. The photo below was taken on January 4, 2009 at a Pakistani court in Sargodha. The father was released by the court. [The old gentleman had been brought to court in chains.]

The anti-Islam clique of informants with Muslim names known as CAIR has a track record of support for the Zionist regimes in the White House, be it Clinton, Bush or Obama.

Cair is known for its close cooperation with anti-Islam forces. Remember that CAIR Director Hooper stood with mass murderer of Muslims Bush at the mimbar of a mosque. At that time we published a poem which ran like this: "Bush and Hooper/Sh.t and Goober...."

Letter: A Brief Rebuttal of Latest Leftist Propaganda Against Iraq

The bit about the "Saddam Officers Co-operating with USA vs. Al-Qaeda in Yemen" is getting the usual anti-Ba'ath play in Leftist circles. This is similar in vein to the "US arms Saddam", "US Supports Iraq in Iraq-Iran War" and "Agricultural Credits Go To Saddam" calumnies of the 1990s. Apparently many "progressives" hate the Ba'ath more than they dislike Iran or even "Al-Qaeda", even though the Ba'ath was demonstrably infinitely more tolerant to their doings than "Al-Qaeda" or the Iran-sponsored Shi'ite Death Squad elements now roaming Iraq could ever be.

Husayn al-Kurdi [Chicago]

From Cindy Sheehan

On January 16th, 2010 from 1 pm to 4 pm activists will descend upon the home of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia to protest the immoral, illegal, and inhumane use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs--also known as drones).
Speaking at this event will be:- Cindy Sheehan (world renowned U.S. anti-war/peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee)
- Cynthia McKinney (former six term member of the U.S. House of Representatives and former Green Party candidate for President of the United States)
- Ann Wright (retired United States Army colonel and retired official of the U.S. State Department, known for her outspoken opposition to the Iraq War. She is most noted for having been one of three State Department officials to publicly resign in direct protest of the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.)
- Kathy Kelly (U.S. peace activist, pacifist and author, a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, one of the founding members of Voices in the Wilderness, and currently a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence)
- Debra Sweet (Brooklyn-based director of World Can't Wait)
- Bruce Gagnon (coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space)
- Joshua Smith (anti-war/peace activist, analyst and coordinator)
- David Rovics (musician)
By some reports the current implementation and planned operational expansion of the strike-capable drone programs in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have to date yielded up to 33% civilian (non-combatant) deaths. To any sane and honorable person this statistic alone should prove that the "actionable intelligence" and robotic delivery vehicle do not yield a proper basis and/or method for credible attack. The primary and proven case against drone attacks is that they pose a public danger that can only be deemed as indiscriminate bombing.
On the day of the event, activists will demand that the United States and its allies adhere to the protection of civilians (non-combatants) in international armed conflicts in accordance with the multiple existing conventions, protocols and customary international laws. These same activists will, of course, also demand an end to the wars and occupations currently under way and an immediate withdrawal of all troops and contractors. Drones operate in the theater of war by being fueled and maintained at airbases within their locale but which are remotely piloted via satellite connected ground control stations half-way around the world and from an environment disassociated with any human connection to reality of their actions. The psychological aspect of this endeavor will ultimately create a false sense that war is easier to condone, safer to conduct and more acceptable in U.S. public and political opinion to initiate.
Recently, it has been reported in mainstream media that the United States Central Intelligence Agency has been working in cooperation with Private Military Contractors (PMCs--also known as "mercenaries") in waging secret operations in utilizing drone attacks. Under this veil of secrecy it can only be assumed that impunity for war crimes is being actively cultivated within the highest level of Department of Defense operations via proxy by the Central Intelligence Agency (which then sub-contracts out the directives).
The most well known drone is the propeller driven Predator A (MQ-1). This drone began as merely a streaming video reconnaissance tool but was soon armed with Hellfire missiles. The United States Military then upgraded the entire drone arsenal with what has become a an even more ruthless killer--the Predator B "Reaper" (MQ-9). With millions upon millions, of U.S. taxpayer funded dollars the Reaper became higher, faster and strong with increased size and fuel capacity, quicker engagement via a turbo-prop engine and a larger weapons payload/assortment. The Reaper is seemingly a "steroid raged monster" that cowardly stalks it's prey.
The next evolution is the Predator C "Avenger" which will employ stealth design/materials, jet engine and highly advanced optics systems.Within the oration of the activists at this event the most frightening aspect of future drone programs will be explained and spelled out to attendees and to the press. The three most notable facts are (1) that drone programs currently under development will soon yield a series of UAV aircraft that will operate in a fully autonomous mode (meaning that no human will be controlling the craft remotely), (2) that the UAV program is destined to become the primary type of air power for the U.S. military which will also be tasked with the ability to carry out nuclear strikes, and (3) the use of drones will morph into rapid and various domestic roles as well (operating in, around and over cities of the United States)..

President Obama orders drone attacks in Pakistan
Drone photos:

Nigerian Viewpoint on the Alleged "Christmas Day" Bomber
Farouk: Terrorist? No! Misguided? Yes!!
Jan 4, 2010

By Dele Sobowale
I started reading Nigerian newspapers in 1953 —mostly those absolutely delightful cartoon/advertisements by Nigerian Breweries featuring Sammy Sparkle. Who in our generation can forget that mischievous character who popped up almost every where to stop a train; to stop a fight, etc, and the punch line —"I did says Sammy Sparkle; its time for STAR".
I was also a good listener; in fact the best listener when my father, a Yoruba man who would gladly lay his life on the line for "Zik of Africa" and my eldest brother, who was a die-hard Awoist engaged themselves in arguments over their heroes. Between father, who religiously read the West African Pilot published by Zik and my brother, who devoured the Tribune, published by Awolowo, I got to know most of the important news of each day.
Never in those 56 years has the media in Nigeria and respected opinion leaders made such individual and collective fools of themselves as they have done since the news of Farouk Abdulmutallab's attempt to commit suicide was first announced by the American owned CNN network on Christmas day.
Notice the words "attempt to commit suicide" because that is what most of our commentators missed. The CBN, naturally, had gone to considerable length to portray Farouk as a terrorist because an American aircraft was involved and the attempt occurred as the plane was about to land in Detroit — one of America's largest cities. It was understandable that the news network would take the politically "correct" position in their broadcasts with regard to this incident.
But, it was poor journalism. Worse than that; it was pure propaganda —as this article would show.
Media executioners
While CNN's position was understandable, the response of the Nigerian media, opinion leaders, the Federal Government and even Farouk's father was at first puzzling and finally enraging. CNN labeled Farouk a "terrorist" and every damn fool in Nigeria who had access to a page of newspaper or a few minutes on the air in electronic media, was gullible enough to accept that label without question and a barrage of the most prejudicial statements and commentaries followed.
Editors, who should be more discerning, were all on holidays and they allowed their papers to be used in the most despicable manner — to defame Farouk; to pronounce him guilty — even before pleas are taken and to have handed the poor misguided boy to American executioners. Well, I have a name for my media colleagues, from CNN to Nigerian columnists — on this matter.
As far as I am concerned they are all a bunch of media executioners. They have not even bothered with the first golden rule of journalism and law —let the other party be heard. None of our engaging and erudite columnists has spoken to Farouk; and failing that none had put on their thinking caps to ask themselves if Farouk's right — namely the right to be presumed innocent of the charges — were being violated.
When Mark Twain, 1835-1910, wrote in Innocents at Home, "Are you going to hang him anyhow — and try him afterward?", he must have had in mind a situation such as this.
And it was not only Farouk who was thoughtlessly slaughtered in the collective race to hand the poor boy to American executioners. His parents, the Federal Government and even the re-branding effort of the Yar'Adua's administration and the Nigerian nation were all taken to the media abattoir and butchered.
But was Farouk guilty of terrorism? Was his father wrong to have sent his son abroad for his education? Should the unfortunate incident be a reason to jettison the re-branding effort? And should Nigeria and Nigerians feel embarrassed and hide their heads in shame? The answer to all the questions, surprisingly, is a resounding NO!
Permit me to start in reverse order to point out how Nigerians have allowed themselves to be fooled by US propaganda and the thoughtlessness of our public opinion molders.
Virtually every day bombs go off in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, killing several hundred more people than were on the Delta Airline plane that Farouk was accused of attempting to blow off. Neither the governments nor the people in those countries feel ashamed or embarrassed. Why? Because they, and the entire world, realise that those carrying out these activities are in the tiniest minority. The vast majority of the people just want to live a peaceful life —if they can.
By the same token, 90% or more of Nigerians have never boarded an aircraft —and probably never will. An even larger majority — close to 99.99999% know nothing about explosives; they neither know how they are made and how they are used.
So in what way does Farouk represent them and as a result they should feel ashamed. In fact, Farouk is a product of the foreign countries — including Britain and America, now making the most deafening noise about a Nigerian "terrorist" when there is none. So Nigeria and my fellow countrymen and women have nothing to be ashamed of on this matter which the Western media and their Nigerian collaborators have blown out of proportion — as you will soon see.
Those carpeting the father for sending his son abroad for education are simply envious. There is probably no Nigerian today blessed with Alhaji Mutallab's money who will not ship his children to school abroad. And, if a university in London harbours subversive elements hell-bent on preying on poor misguided souls, the fault is not Alhaji Mutallab's own; nor Nigeria's. The fault is with the British government which had failed to curb such activities on its campuses.
Alhaji Mutallab, as a matter of fact, deserves a pat on the back for not engaging in cover-up. Few fathers will report their sons to the CIA or British security forces. Alhaji made only one cardinal error —which is, jeopardising his son's right to strong defence when the case comes up.
He should not have released the statement that he did because it can be misconstrued as admission that his son is guilty as charged by the media executioners —at home or abroad. Later in this article, Alhaji and Nigerians will be shown the way forward.
But, let me announce the destination of this journey — Nigerians should collectively put up a fight to save Farouk's life. And the reasons are not hard to discover.
First, America never releases its citizens for prosecution in another country. So contemptuous are they of the quality of other nation's judiciary that they don't even believe an American can receive fair trial even in Western countries.
Secondly, Britain has provided the example of what a country should do when its citizen is on trial in other lands. As the Farouk story was playing on SKY NEWS, another story was on the air. A Briton had been sentenced to death in China for smuggling hard drugs into that country.
The British government and the man's family proceeded to mount a campaign to free the man. He was pronounced mentally unstable — yet nobody presented a doctor's report to substantiate the claim. The Chinese were made to feel like brutes despite the fact the more people are killed and more lives are destroyed by drug trafficking than all the homicides arising from "terrorism".
The message was clear; Britain wanted its citizen's life to be spared irrespective of the fact that the judgment was based on convincing proof and guilt was beyond reasonable doubt. By contrast Farouk was being cut and quartered at home and abroad by people who have not even heard the evidence.
Who's a terrorist?
Now we come to the main issue —was Farouk guilty of terrorism? Was he a terrorist? And do all the facts at our disposal point to terrorism? Few of us are experts on the subject and even the experts don't always agree. But, every one is familiar with the saying that, "one man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter".
Every time a bazooka lands in Israel from the West Bank, the Israelis call it a terrorist attack; the Palestinians call it a blow for liberation of Palestine from the illegal occupants. When Israel, in response to the bazooka which killed one person, sends bombers and tanks into Lebanon and reduce the city to rubbles — including children's hospital — the West calls it retaliation; Arabs call it genocide.
Who's right? It all depends on who you are. There is absolutely no reason why Nigerians should swallow — hook, line and sinker — the West's characterisation of an event as "terrorist" any more than we can expect them to accept it as "liberation effort".
At any rate, if America can recruit Britain, Australia and other nations to fight its war in Afghanistan or Iraq, and those soldiers are not called "terrorists" regardless of how many Arabs they massacre, what stops the Arabs from seeking help wherever they can find it?
This is not an admission that Farouk was a recruit for al-Queda despite US propaganda. It is to point out to everyone that there is a war on in the Middle East started on the basis of a lie told by US President Bush and British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, about weapons of mass destruction, WMD, in Iraq. I recollect writing in my SUNDAY VANGUARD column before the war started that "Bush and Blair would invade Iraq even if there is no single pen knife in the country".
Today the whole world knows there was no WMD; the whole world also knows that over one million Iraqis have lost their lives since the invasion and the once thriving country has been devastated. What can be more "terrorist" than that?
Now we come to my "son", Farouk. I call him son, not only because I am old enough to be his father, but because I feel pity for him and if possible, I will adopt him. If it is possible to visit him, I will hug him and tell him that he has not been abandoned; that in my books, he is not a terrorist. Again the facts at our disposal should be our guide. And what do we know?
Why did he do it?
First we know that Farouk is the son of one of the richest men in Nigeria and that he stands to inherit — if we can save him from the executioners — millions of naira and, may be, even dollars. In fact, he will probably not ever have to work for a living if he chooses not to and he will still live in affluence for the rest of his life. The obvious question is: why does a fellow like that want to blow himself up? Once that question crops up in your mind, you begin to see the truth, namely that we have a mind disturbed in a handsome body frame.
In short Farouk was, and is still, not himself. And nothing proves this more than the approach he adopted to end his life. In short the fellow was embarked on suicide in the most "tragic-comical" manner.
Second, most of us forget, when reading about suicide bombers, that the first word is SUICIDE. That comes before bomber. Obviously, any person with so much to live for, and who contemplates suicide, is not a candidate for the electric chair or the firing squad but a mental hospital.
Third, the poor boy, in absolute ignorance of how to manipulate the device he procured for the suicide bid, strapped the damned thing to his vital organs — which raises one question. Which well-adjusted young man still in his twenties would want to blow off his "tool box"?
Even my old friends, past 70, until their dying days guarded the "strong room" jealously. Despite the attempt by CNN and other Western media to prove that the explosive could have blown a hole in the plane's fuselage, which they considered a sufficient reason to label Farouk as a "terrorist", the fact remains that if the device had gone off as planned, Farouk was the only sure candidate for kingdom come. The seats next to him appeared empty and a plane might still be landed with a hole in the fuselage. It has happened before.
Fourth, a real terrorist generally wants to witness the result of his efforts. They plant an explosive which is detonated by remote control or with a timer allowing them to get away before the explosion occurs. Just as in the regular army, a soldier is trained to kill for his country, not to die. In so far as he dies, he has been a failure. So the real terrorist wants to live to terrorise another day.
The suicide bomber is another character all together. He would not see the outcome of his mission — if he succeeds. In that respect, he has a lot more in common with others embarking on self-liquidation. Having decided to end his life, the next most important question is: how?
The methods range from those who go alone to those who decide not to "walk alone". And once it is decided that the exit must be accomplished by taking a crowd along, then it does not matter whether he drives his car on the path of a speeding train, or a fully loaded bus or a plane full of passengers. Farouk chose the plane and he is no more a terrorist than the fellow who caused the train to derail taking 400 people with him.
Nigerians must save Farouk
So far, all evidence at our disposal can only support one conclusion — suicide. That it occurred on Delta Airlines and in a plane coming to land in Detroit are secondary considerations. And if it is suicide, the fellow should not be executed but helped. And the only people who can help him are Nigerians. And Alhaji Mutallab must take the lead for his son to be saved.
We must adopt the Western approach; which means we establish a SAVE FAROUK ORGANISATION. Its functions will include raising funds to ensure that Farouk obtains the best legal team money can engage. The second is to start a multimedia campaign, including using CNN, to convince the world that Farouk is not a mass murderer but a sick young man.
The third is to insist that Nigeria's leading psychiatrists should be called to assess his mental state. It is doubtful if an American or English doctor can accurately diagnose mental illness in a Nigerian who is not a raving lunatic already.
Fourth, the Federal Government of Nigeria, instead of distancing itself from Farouk, should use diplomatic approaches to get him released to a Nigerian psychiatric hospital for treatment. The fifth is to get Nigeria's media executioners to stop labeling the fellow a terrorist and to join the campaign to save Farouk.
It will not be easy, given the prejudicial statements most commentators have made before. But, we must hold the life of every Nigerian so sacred as not to throw them to foreign wolves when they present with evidence that they are asking for help which sometimes manifests itself in extremism.
Finally, this is not an issue which should be confronted by Muslims alone. I am a Christian; but, that should not stop me from standing up and defending a Muslim who is being led to the slaughter house as we are now doing to our son Farouk. Will you join the struggle?

War News: Conventional Fighting Continues in Afghanistan

January 3, 2010. Associated Press reported the first Taliban raids of the new year which have killed 4 US troops and a British elite trooper. There were no Talban losses. The US refused to release any details, indicating that the situation is bad.

Taliban Hit Canadian Troops
Dec. 30, 2009: On the outskirts of Kandahar city, Taliban hit a Canadian unit and blew up one of its armored vehicles. Canada admitted four of is elite trops were killed. A fifth person killed was a Canadian [female] journalist riding embedded with the troops in the armored vehicle.

Muslim Infiltrator
December 29: An Afghan soldier being trained by US troops, opened fire on the trainers, killing one US soldier, injuring others.

US Troops Execute 10 Afghan Children: Protest rallies in Kabul & Jalalabad.
A First: Obama burned in Effigy.

On December 26, 2009, in a remote area of Kunar province, US troops went into a village, took out 10 children, 6 of them only 12 years old, and killed them. Probably the troops were enraged that they could not find the Taliban sniping at them This atrocity has outraged the general population in the cities of Kabul and Jalalabad where there is little support for the Taliban.

On December 30, Afghans demonsrated in those two cities and held Obama responsible for the crimes. For the first time he was burned in effigy.

Associated reported the tragic events as follows [within parenthesis]. {empasis added}
[Several hundred Afghans demonstrated in the capital and in the eastern city of Jalalabad where the likeness of Obama, adorned with a small American flag, burned on a pole held above demonstrators. In Kabul, protesters carried signs that read: "Does peacekeeping mean killing children?" and "Stop killing us."

Karzai said in a statement that he talked to the relatives of the Kunar victims to express his condolences and pledge to bring to justice those responsible for the attack.

Asadullah Wafa, a senior adviser to Karzai who led a 10-member investigative team to Kunar province, said he was convinced that all those killed were innocent civilians.

"I have talked to the principal of the school in the village and he gave us details about the killed children," Wafa said. "The schoolchildren cannot be al-Qaida."

According to the NATO statement, the initial review by Wafa's delegation "asserted that the dead were unarmed civilians removed by international forces from their homes and shot."]

Latest on the execution of children [With thanks to Sis. Hamdiyya]. From the Times of London:

In a telephone interview last night, the headmaster [of the local school] said that the victims were asleep in three rooms when the troops arrived. "Seven students were in one room," said Rahman Jan Ehsas. "A student and one guest were in another room, a guest room, and a farmer was asleep with his wife in a third building.
"First the foreign troops entered the guest room and shot two of them. Then they entered another room and handcuffed the seven students. Then they killed them. Abdul Khaliq [the farmer] heard shooting and came outside. When they saw him they shot him as well. He was outside. That's why his wife wasn't killed."
A local elder, Jan Mohammed, said that three boys were killed in one room and five were handcuffed before they were shot. "I saw their school books covered in blood," he said.
The investigation found that eight of the victims were aged from 11 to 17. The guest was a shepherd boy, 12, called Samar Gul, the headmaster said. He said that six of the students were at high school and two were at primary school. He said that all the students were his nephews.

New Trend Analysis of The News
A severe blow by the Islamic Resistance
Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, a 36-year old doctor from Zarqa, Jordan
Martyrdom Operator Killed Top CIA operatives and Playboy King's Cousin

The news has come out in bits and pieces about a serious blow struck by the Islamic movement known as al-Qaida. Piecing it together from wire services, the following picture emerges:

On December 30, 2009 seven American and a Jordanian intelligence officer were killed by a martyrdom operator named Humam, a Jordanian Muslim. Another 6 CIA men were wounded. The attack was first repoirted by the US as the death of 8 "civilians." The question then arose, what would civilians be doing in a war zone, near Khost, not far from the Pakistan frontier. The next item was that one of those killed was a former Navy Seal, America's most expensive special forces.

The next item was that the group killed included 5 CIA officers, including the top station officer, a woman. Then we learned that 2 of those killed were from the specially trained group of killers known as Black Water.

Then we learned that the officers killed were in charge of directing the drones which have been bombing Pakistani villages. Finally, NPR reported on January 8 that one of those killed was in charge of specific targeting by the drones.

The most interesting part of the story was that Captain Ali bin Zeid a cousin of King Abdullah, the playboy dictator of Jordan, was among those killed. The Jordanians tried to tell their people that he was in Afghanistan for "reconstruction" and was a "martyr!"

US reports leave no doubt that the playboy king's cousin was an essential part of the CIA-drone operation. He was fooled by Humam [shaheed] into thinking that Humam would get all the al-Qaida leaders killed and had traced the whereabouts of the number two Islamic resistance leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri.

It has come out in detail now that Jordanian intelligence, including the informant killed by Humam, was also responsible for killing Abu Musa'ab al-Zarqawi who put up tough resistance against the US occupation of Iraq.

Iran and its Agents have been misleading Muslims: Many Muslims have been mislead by Iran and pro-Iran propaganda into thinking that there is no al-Qaida or that al-Qaida has been invented or "fabricated" by the US, and that 9.11 was an inside job, etc., etc. It is time that Iran's and blogs like the Wisdom Fund should apologize to the Muslims. This "fabricated group" has killed America's top intelligence operatives.

Humam fooled the US into thinking that he was infiltrating al-Qaida to kill it. The Americans mistook his efforts as part of the infiltration effort. An American organization which monitors al-Qaida messages reported this message from Humam:

"No words are more eloquent than those proven by acts, so that if that Muslim survives, he will be one who proves his words with acts. If he dies in the Cause of Allah, he will grant his words glory that will be permanent marks on the path to guide to jihad, with permission from Allah," al-Balawi wrote, according to SITE's translation.

US intelligence thought Humam was using these words to infiltrate al-Qaida. Looks like he was serious.

[The following is from the Washington Post's intial report with map. Note the location from where Pakistanis are targeted every week.]
"U.S. personnel at the site of the attack, Forward Operating Base Chapman, are heavily involved in the selection of al-Qaeda and Taliban targets for drone aircraft strikes, according to two former intelligence officials who have visited the facility. The drones themselves are flown from separate bases in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Because of its location near a hotbed of insurgent activity, the base is also a center for recruiting and debriefing informants, the officials said, and it would not be unusual for local Afghans to be admitted to the facility for questioning."

Latest Drone Attacks on Pakistan: CIA revenge?

On January 6, US drones fired missiles into the tiny village of Sanzalai, 35 km from Miranshah in Northern Waziristan. As the villagers sifted through the wreckage to find bodies and the injured, another drone attacked the rescuers. At least 17 people were killed. Indications are that several of those killed were Arab volunteers who had come to help the Taliban, as speculated by Pakistani intelligence which is very happy with the attack.

The area is the stronghold of Hafiz Gul Bahadur. Local tribes had allowed Pakistani troops to pass thru their territory on the premise that they would be safe from such attacks. The local people may now join the Pak Taliban.

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