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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Jamada al-awwal 22,1431/ May 7, 2010 # 19

From Imam Badi Ali [Jamaat al-Muslimeen North Carolina]. See Jamaat al-Muslimeen's message from Sis. Ashira below.

Spotlight #1: Muslim immigrants often think: Should I tell the truth or "just make it." They don't realize that they can tell the truth AND "make it." There is really no obstacle for Muslims to be themselves. The obstacles are in their minds.

Spotlight #2. Muslim leaders often USE people to get ahead. This is unIslamic. If you are really a leader, allow people to carry you. It's a natural process. By contrast, USING people leads to disillusionment and disunity.

Our America
Joe Lieberman shows his hand.
In an interview on Fox TV, May 4, Senator Joe Lieberman from Connecticut suggested that he would call for a new law to strip Muslim Americans connected with "terrorism" of their citizenship AUTOMATICALLY without due process of law. Thus he is undercutting the Constitution of the United States. Lieberman, a Jew, is known for his blatant support of Israel and he led the resolution to launch the war on Iraq under the Bush regime. The Zionists in America have become overconfident and are openly cutting at the very foundations of America. Lieberman is coming under criticism from Americans across the spectrum of opinion.

The word "Hadith" as used in the Qur'an. See research below.

During Iranian President Ahmedinejad's visit to the US, American Jews went on the rampage with extraordinary abuse of Iran. Mark Glenn, our Christian friend from Idaho, describes this Jewish frenzy under the metaphor of BIG MOMMA. Here is Mark Glenn again at his best. The language is kinda rough but the message is clear and good reading:

Latest war news: According to carefully compiled reports by icasualties service from western sources, 34 elite NATO troops were killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan during April 2010 and 9 have been killed during the first 6 days of May. This was the result of coordinated guerrilla warfare by the Taliban mujahideen. There were NO Taliban losses.
In the latest fighting, a Canadian trooper was killed and 11 Danish troops wounded. NATO cannot find the Taliban.
The US media simply do not report the fighting because the situation is very bad. The US-NATO are stuck.

He stood up for the rights of 5 US Muslims handed over by CAIR
Major Crime Against Human Rights in Pakistan: The Murder of Khalid Khawaja. Government Hand Suspected.
Info from New Trend's Pak observers.

On March 25, 2010 Khalid Khawaja, Pakistan's most famous human rights activist, disappeared while on the way to Waziristan via Bannu. On May 1, his body was found in a mountain road 7 km south of Mir Ali in North Waziristan. . He had been shot in the chest and the head.

The group which kidnapped him is unknown. It calls itself "Asian Tigers" but there is no such group. Our analysis is that there are bands of criminals at work where army action has smashed the rule of law. These groups commit serious crimes, it is alleged, on behalf of the government and the military and then try to blame the Taliban. [The two people with Khawaja were released on May 6.]

After his kidnapping, the gangster chief carried out an elaborate disinformation campaign. Videos were issued in which a badly beaten up Khalid Khawaja was shown confessing to be involved in the attack on the Red Mosque. This disinformation is important for the Pakistani regime because Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa have become the rallying cries of the Islamic resistance.

The kidnaper also pretended to be a Taliban leader and called Asia Times to plant stories to defame and then later to try to connect his murder to al-Qaida. The Taliban came out strongly in favor of Khalid Khawaja and were ready to negotiate his release. The kidnapers hurriedly murdered him. The government and the military are very silent on the murder. There are three reasons which point to the Paki government's and military's involvement. Perhaps US involvement may also turn up:

Khalid Khawaja was going through the high court of Pakistan to block major American initiatives, three in a row.
These three major initiatives seem to have sealed Khalid Khawaja's fate.

The disinformation campaign foisted through Asia Times, Dawn, etc has completely failed because the funeral prayers were led by the surviving leader of the Red Mosque Maulana Abdul Aziz.

New Trend condoles with the family of Khalid Khawaja. His wife Sis. Shamama Khalid is indeed a great Muslim woman, unwavering in her spirit of total sacrifice for Islam. Please see her message below. Such are the women who make Islam invincible in Pakistan. Please scroll way down. Also see a photo of the funeral.
In addition we have a photo of a mass rally for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's release. Scroll down please.

What happened to: Innocent till proven Guilty! No?
Faisal Shahzad Story: Is USA that Weak? Why the Avalanche of Media Attacks on Pakistan?
by Kaukab siddique, PhD

The cable TV channels and news channels have been burning up "reporting" on a non-event, something that didn't happen. No one was killed. No one was injured. The alleged attacker has been arrested. The contraption he had put together did not work and by all accounts' was amateurish.
Then, why this flood of news coverage, all the way down from President Obama to the lowly small town reporter? We are being asked by the media to believe that AMERICA is UNDER ATTACK. Think of the stupidity of the lie we are being asked to swallow:

1. USA is the most powerful country in the world. How could it possibly be hurt by a contraption in a vehicle which was a total failure?
2. Even if it had been a successful bomb attack, can that defeat or weaken America in any way?
3. US bombs Afghanistan and Pakistan every week. Has that weakened the Taliban in either country? By all accounts they have grown stronger.
4. Compare the Taliban and USA. Is there any comparison possible in terms of firepower and ability to reach targets?
5. The Zionists are quickly preparing the public for further US attacks or actual invasion of Pakistan. The demonization of Pakistan is well underway.

To the American people I would say:

1. Such crazy attempts at violence are a spillover from the war USA is waging against the Muslims of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and the support we give indirectly to the slaughter of Muslims in Kashmir, Chechnya and Nigeria along with sanctions on Sudan and Iran.
2. The media should be pushed to present scenes from US attacks on villages in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Do you know that such bombing raids are routinely carried out by the US air force every month, sometimes weekly? Pictures of bombing by USAF would give context to crazy attempts like that of Shahzad.
3. Israel is the main force for war against Muslims and it works for war through American Jewish groups and Christian Zionists. If Israel is allowed to get away with its use of American militaries against the world of Islam, more and more Muslims will join al-Qaida and the Taliban. Islam is on the upsurge around the globe and attempts to crush Islamic resistance by bombing and internal subversion simply motivate more and more Muslims to join the resistance. If even 1% of the 1.7 billion Muslims of the world join the resistance, America will face total disaster in its foreign policy. Remember that for every one who joins Jihad, hundreds of thousands support it in other ways.
4.Do not panic when a bomb plot is announced. Try to ask yourself, why are the Zionist media and right wing extremists presenting this attempted bombing as a threat to ALL of AMERICA?
5. American cities are in serious trouble. Murder, rape, robberies and general dehumanization of the American people is accelerating. Is the government trying to create diversions by bringing up these silly attempts by Shahzad and the Christmas Day bomber? Even the attack on Mumbai, India was treated as if it was an attack on America. Remember, the corporate media are heavily slanted by Zionists, be they Jews like Larry King, Wolf Blitzer, Jon Stewart, Charlie Rose and a host of others [including the entire Bloomberg news], or "Christians" like O'Reilly, Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, Pat Robertson and many others.
6. Without a push back from the American people, the warmongers will lead America into endless war with Islam which the Islamic forces will probably win, inshallah, because they are fighting on their own terrain.

To the Pakistani Taliban I would says, if they are behind this attack:

1. Stop sending contradictory videos. Shahzad was poorly trained. In addition, he lacked commitment and was not willing to sacrifice his own life.
2. Such attempts to attack America are futile even as revenge.
3. Shahzad had taken the oath of loyalty to the US making God his witness. Under Islam, he had no right to attempt this attack.
4. Such attempts give the impression that Pakistani Taliban, very different from the battle hardened Afghan Taliban, are poorly organized and weak in technology. They are fighting the US and Pakistani militaries which are among the most technologically advanced in the world. Such attempts create a poor impression of the Pak Taliban.
5. Shahzad is the son of a retired Pakistani air force Air Vice Marshal. The Pakistani air force has killed as many, if not more, Muslims, Taliban and "suspected" Taliban, than the US air force. If your own country's air force is killing you, what's the point of complaining about America?

With thanks to Sis. Hamdiya Fatima [Jamaat al-Muslimeen North Carolina.]

Ongoing US Terrorism against Islamic Pakistanis

So, how do they know if any of the men, women, and children murdered by the drone was the one person they were after? [hfa]

In Drone Program, CIA Doesn't Have to Know Suspects' Names Before Killing In a secret move, the agency has been authorized to go after suspected militants even if there isn't much information about them. The agency didn't know the names of the vast majority of those it killed in recent years. Los Angeles Times | Thursday, May 6,

Racism in the American "justice" system
Times Square Bombing attempt. Who does not Get Punished or Publicized?
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]

New York City - On May 1st, there was an attempted car bombing in Times Square. Two African-American Vietnam war veterans, Duane Jackson and Lance Orton, alerted police when they saw smoke coming out of the black Nissan Pathfinder. They were working as t-shirt vendors in the area.

Interestingly, Mayor Bloomberg declared the white policeman, who first responded, as the real hero and took him out to dinner! Policeman Wayne Rhatigan was responsible for leading a team of officers who evacuated Times Square.

Isn't that his job? The Street Vendor Project, an advocacy group, is upset that the two vendors were not invited to this high-end mid-town restaurant. They have started a campaign to get them honored, as well.

I have searched many articles in Online newspapers and none of them mention the names of these two vendors. Surprise, surprise. Ironically, the police are notorious for harassing street vendors and disrupting their efforts to earn a living.

There are reports that this threat may have come from overseas.

I am not saying that Americans are not angry about the current state of affairs. I will not say that an American is incapable of displaying his/her rage toward this government in this manner. As a matter of fact, a few years ago, a white male was seen leaving the area where a flash bomb was used at the Times Square Army Recruitment Center. He has never been caught.

All of this police activity and these types of things happen in, arguably, the busiest area in America!

It was only a few months ago, that the New York City Police Department was looked over for state funding. This happened because the police downplay criminal statistics to make New York City appear safer than it is, today. In an effort to under-report crime stats, crime victims have been discouraged from making reports and told to leave police precincts!

Ever since then, there have been all of these efforts to create fear in New York City Subways, for instance. When the Chechens retaliated against the Russians and bombed passenger trains, I saw heavily armed soldiers in the New York City subways. However, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly stated that there was no indication that New York City subways were under any threat.

The fertilizer found in the Pathfinder was non-explosive. The timer and three propane tanks found in the car were not hooked up properly although, it did go off to some extent. Even a dedicated high schooler could have pulled off a more potent attack!

Finally, they found the owner of the vehicle but, state that he is not even a suspect. Meanwhile, Muslims are being unjustly imprisoned for having unfavorable thoughts about America and White, non-Muslims are still being treated with kid gloves!

For instance, A white male Pace University student, recently, infiltrated the New York City Subway system and was found roaming a dark tunnel with a book bag containing two vials of cyanide. He was immediately treated as a threat to himself! When he was caught he told police that he was going to kill himself and wanted to go somewhere where his body would never be found.

Whether his story is believable or not, there is still a serious disparity in how non-whites are handled compared to whites, under these circumstances.

White-supremacist beliefs and strong anti-Muslim sentiment play a major role in this atmos-phere, rather than go after the true threat to America, which has proven to be the angry white

[We usually disagree with Enver Masud, but this time he is on target ---Editor NT]
With thanks to Sis. Hamdiya [Jamaat al-Muslimeen North Carolina.]

May 4, 2010
The Wisdom Fund

Times Square, NY: Muslim 'Leaders' Never Miss an Opportunity to Miss an Opportunity
by Enver Masud

The name of the alleged perpetrator of the New York, Times Square bombing plot had barely hit the news headlines, when Muslim "leaders" began mouthing the usual platitudes.

"Muslims Welcome Arrest in Times Square Bomb Plot' -- from the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

"MPAC Commends Law Enforcement's Swift Action to Apprehend Suspected Times Square Plotter" -- from the Washington based Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

"ISNA Commends Efforts of Law Enforcement, Condemns Attempted Bombing at Times Square, and Lauds Alert Citizens" -- from the Plainfield, Indiana based Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

Assuming that the alleged perpetrator, Faisal Shahzad, 30 -- who was taken into custody at Kennedy Airport on board an Emirates flight to Dubai -- is guilty, did Muslim "community leaders" stop to ask, "Why"?

Apparently not, and neither did the news media, despite nonstop coverage of the event for several days.

Assuming, for the purpose of argument only, that Shahzad is guilty as charged:

Was the preemptive war on Iraq to find nonexistent weapons of mass destrutction, where well over one million Muslims have been killed by US forces, a factor in why Shahzad made the crude attempt to blow up his rigged van?

Was the unlawful war on Afghanistan (it was not authorized by the UN Security Council, and to this day the US FBI has not charged Bin Laden with the September 11, 2001 attack on the US), where countless more Muslims have been killed, a factor?

Was the undeclared, unlawful, but very obvious war on Pakistan, where hundreds of Muslims have been killed by drones and US special forces, a factor?

Muslim leaders, never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity, failed to ask the all important, "why".

The Sunday London Times reported that Aliou Niasse, a street vendor selling framed photographs of New York, saw the "car containing the bomb, which pulled up right in front of his cart on the corner of 45th street and Broadway next to the Marriott hotel. Said Niasse:

I didn't see the car pull up or notice the driver because I was busy with customers. But when I looked up I saw that smoke appeared to be coming from the car. This would have been around 6.30pm.

I thought I should call 911, but my English is not very good and I had no credit left on my phone, so I walked over to Lance, who has the T-shirt stall next to mine, and told him. He said we shouldn't [sic] call 911. Immediately he alerted a police officer near by.

Shahzad was charged with "terrorism and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction" [sic].

Does this mean that the US will now launch preemptive strikes on states capable of rigging vans to explode?

Aliou Niasse, reportedly a Muslim from Senegal, received little attention in US news media.

So did the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference being held at the United Nations in New York.
Just in case you're wondering, of course we condemn violence, and "terrorism". ---

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Separation from Oppressors. The traps they set for us (Part I)

by Sis. Ashira Naim [Secretary General Jamaat al-Muslimeen] Maryland

(In plain, simple words, BE YOURSELF!)
The first commandment from Allah to His last prophet, Muhammad (SAW) is Iqraa, (translated: READ!) Why is this so significant for all humanity, for all time?
It must be significant since it is the opening of conversation from Allah to the prophet.

Let's examine it in terms of our condition (oppressed, struggling to be followers)
What we have here pretty much all over the globe is commercialization 24/7 via visual and audio means designed to "take you places." These places are dangerous and some are totally shameful; some are okay for a while; but most of these places are traps that once you have gotten caught, you will spend an enormous amount of time struggling, working, spending money, getting counseling, being bed-ridden, confined in a hospital or in some cases, confined in a prison cell until your Lord has mercy upon you and you can get back to SQUARE ONE again. What a waste of our time, our lives! When will we get ahead if we keep falling into the same old traps and another setback by the oppressors.

The oppressors are after one thing "driving you and getting $$$ for doing so." Once we can truly accept and establish it as a fact in our minds that these are traps, then, and only then can we begin to save ourselves from this oppressive system.
Remember, Allah has told us very clearly that Satan has no power over you, except that which you give him.

Holy Quran: 4:76 An-Nisaa (Yusuf Ali translation)
"Those who believe fight in the cause of Allah, and those who reject Faith fight in the cause of evil: So fight ye against the friends of Satan: feeble indeed is the cunning of Satan."

The oppressors are of Satan! They are Satanic in every way and Allah says don't let them take off your clothes as they did your ancestors before you in the garden. Pull up your pants, don't show the world your private parts (boys and girls, men and women). This is very basic and most elementary! It is the least you can do.

Holy Quran: 7:27 Al-Araf - The Heights (Translation by Shakir)
"O children of Adam! let not the Shaitan cause you to fall into affliction as he expelled your parents from the garden, pulling off from them both their clothing that he might show them their evil inclinations, he surely sees you, he as well as his host, from whence you cannot see them; surely We have made the Shaitans to be the guardians of those who do not believe."

Let's look at some of the traps of the oppressors:
1) Drugs of every kind, on every street, neighborhood, place of entertainment, schools, etc. , alcohol, gambling (stealing every penny from your pocket and from your family while your eyes are wide shut)
2) Movies and commercials constantly playing on television and at theaters with explicit sex, sexual language, explicit violence, vulgar language, perverted personalities shown as "normal"
Even programs for the very young are sickening with steady pumping of sex. Remind yourself here that these sex suggestions are of the non-marital kind, I.e., promotion of FORNICATION AND ADULTERY, and HOMOSEXUALITY.
3) Promotion of lying and envious behavior that invites you to the same, via popular magazines, geared at the youth as well as the adult populations. You become a
"tool" of the oppressor and begin oppressing yourself and others without even knowing how this has happened to you. Wake up!
4) Promotion of FEAR AND ANXIETY
Constant forecasts of doom and redundant CNN reports of natural disasters,
Mishaps, murders, etc. We don't need to "eat" this over and over--not good for
Human consumption over and over.
5) The Busy, "busy body" thing:
If you are not running around acting like you're so busy, you are likely to either be fired if you're working, or be looked upon by some other neurotic as a "slow person".
(laughter, laughter).
For purposes of this article which could go on and on, we will stop here to reflect upon one important thing about these tools of the oppressor: THESE ARE ALL ULTIMATELY IN YOUR CONTROL IF YOU JUST EXERCISE YOUR GOD-GIVEN WILL TO TURN THEM "OFF." Allah has made us fully equipped to win over these obstacles.
Surely, this may seem like a hard "withdrawal" phenomena at first. But think about it: don't you have dvd players, and cd players? Why not take a trip to the stores and purchase educational entertainment and more modest materials for yourself and family. Put an end to these things that are bit by bit eating you up and causing illness that you cannot define. Begin to take care of yourself. Stop trying to be somebody else. Somebody else is not you. It is only a delusion. A delusion can never substitute for the real you. And once that delusion fails you, you are left with an absolute . Don't be a 2-time loser: You lose in this life and when you return to the Creator (die as we all must do) you face real punishment; thus, A TWO-TIME LOSER.

Grasp this and equip yourself with the strength and will to conquer the oppressors.

Holy Quran Sura 96 Iqra (Read!)
"With the Name Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
1. Read: In the Name of thy Lord who created.
2. Created man from a clot.
3. Read: And your Lord is the Most Bounteous,
4. Who taught by the pen.
5. Taught man that which he knew not.
6. Nay, but verily man is rebellious.
7. That he thinketh himself independent!
8. Lo! Unto your Lord is the return.
9. Have you seen him who dissuadeth
10. A servant when he turns to pray.
11. Have you seen if he relies on the guidance (of Allah)
12. Or enjoins righteousness
13. Do you see if he denies (Truth) and turns away
14. Does he not know that Allah does see?
15. Let him beware! If he desist not,
We will drag him by the forelock,
16. A lying, sinful forelock
17. Then, let him call upon his henchmen!
18. We will call the guards of hell.
19. Nay! Obey not him.
but Prostrate yourself,
And draw near (unto Allah)."

we will continue to Part II -the Oppressors in Positions of Power, next month, Insha-Allah.

Human Desire for the Goods of the World is the Undoing of Many Muslims. We must Repent
[With thanks to Qur'an Forum].

Ibn 'Abbas and Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:The Messenger of Allah [S.A.W.W]((P.B.U.H) said, "If a son of Adam were to own a valley full of gold, he would desire to have two. Nothing can fill his mouth except the earth (of the grave). Allah turns with mercy to him who turns to Him in repentance".

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

The Word "Hadith" in the Qur'an: How the Parvezis try to Mislead the Innocent
The Role of the Prophet (pbuh) Defined in the Qur'an

by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Dear Sis. Bint Waleed
Asalamu alaikum

Thank you for tackling the efforts of the Parvezi sect to connect the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) to the use of the word "Hadith" in the Qur'an. The Parvezis try to mislead Muslims in a variety of ways by playing with the words of the Qur'an.

The word "HADITH" occurs in the Qur'an 23 times. It has a variety of meanings depending on the context. In none of these references is it related to the role of the Prophet (pbuh) and definitely not to the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) narrating the teachings of the Prophet.

It's part of the trickster role of the Parvezis and their offshoot rejecters of Hadith that they bring a word from the Qur'an which has no relevance to the issue and try to fool innocent readers into thinking that the Qur'an is rejecting the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) narrated by the Sahaba (companions of the Prophet).

The use of the word "Hadith" in the Qur'an does show that narratives outside the Qur'an can have validity. For instance, the Qur'an says: "Has the Hadith of Musa (Moses) reached thee?" [20:9]
Or the Qur'an asks: "Has the Hadith reached thee, of the armies - of Pharoah and Thamud?" [85-17-18]

Thus the Qur'an validates narrations outside itself as truthful. The earlier Prophets like Moses and Salih, for instance, are known from valid Hadith narrations passed down for centuries, and the Qur'an is validating them.

The only time the word "Hadith" refers to the Prophet (pbuh) in the Qur'an, it is a neutral reference: "When the Prophet disclosed a matter (hadith) to one of his wives, and she then divulged it (to another), and Allah made it known to him, he confirmed part thereof and repudiated a part ......." [66:3]

These references have nothing to do with the role of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in Islam. If the Parvezis had been honest people, they would have never played these word games in their attempts to distort the message of the Qur'an.

Unfortunately, the people whom the Parvezis address seldom open the Qur'an and certainly have no understanding of the Hadith. They do not know that the QUR'AN AND HADITH of the Prophet (pbuh) are linked to each other.
1. During his life, the Prophet (pbuh) had started explaining and implementing the Qur'an. His words were taken as decisive by his Companions.
2. These words of the Prophet (pbuh) were transmitted, both orally and in writing, by the Sahaba to future generations. That's what we call Hadith today.
3. Does the Qur'an say anywhere that the Prophet's (pbuh) teachings are of temporary importance and that the Qur'an can be interpreted by scholars as they wish regardless of the words of the Prophet (pbuh)? The answer is a clear NO.
4. Did any of the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) think that the Prophet's words and actions were of a temporary nature, and that the Sahaba could interpret the Qur'an as they wished after Prophet (pbuh) passed away? Again, the answer is a clear NO.

The decisive role of the Prophet (pbuh) was enshrined in Hadith narrations by his Companions.
The Prophet's work which is extra-Qur'anic is validated by the Qur'an as decisive:

"Similarly We have sent among you a Messenger from among you, reciting to you our verses, and purifying you, and teaching you the Book and Wisdom, and teaching you new Knowledge." [2:151]

The Parvezis try to give the impression that the task of the Prophet (pbuh) was only to recite the Qur'an. This verse tells us otherwise.
i. He recites,
ii. Purifies,
iii. Teaches the Book and Wisdom
iv. Teaches new knowledge.

The "purification" or spiritual growth is a world in itself and is exemplified in the life of the Prophet (pbuh). What did he teach about the Book? What Wisdom did he provide? What was the new knowledge?

The Companions (sahaba), who were the original audience of the Qur'an and the Prophet, have preserved all this for us in the Hadith


He and she were in the air force ambience and camev to Islam gradually.

Statement of Khalid Khawaja's Wife Shamama Khalid Regarding his abduction and Martyrdom:

"Khalid Khawaja's mission was to follow the righteous path and he believed in utmost struggle in the way of truth. He believed that in this modern era, technology should be used in the service of Islam. He considered the electronic media a good source of spreading the words of truth. So he made best use of it and spread the word of truth in circumstances of both peace and crisis. HE preached to all Muslims that they should raise their voice against unIslamic and corrupt rulers. He would not back off despite several threats. He continued his struggle against the cruel leadership who claimed to rule this country but were only puppets in the hands of foreign powers.

His recent visit to Waziristan was based on several agendas:

He always stood for the oppressed and those deprived of their due fundamental rights:

Khalid Khawaja was kidnapped by a criminal group and after that the group was approached by American, Indian and Israeli secret agencies.

. He always knew that his life was at stake and he always wished that he could give his life for Islam and Allah Almighty, and Alhamdulillah Allah blessed him with martyrdom.

Khalid in the beginning was not a practicing muslim but he was very steadfast in his nature. During this time he got an opportunity to read the Quran with translation and explanation. He was inspired by a French lady who was a convert to Islam. He was curious why did she accept islam. He read the Qur'an in the beginning with the intention of criticism but to his surprise, the more he read, the more he got impressed with everything he read and finally got convinced.

By nature he was a very practical man. When he came in this path he accomplished everything he knew to its utmost. Consequently the modern environment of the air force did not become a hurdle in his way; rather he outright rejected everything he found wrong according to the teachings of Islam.

When I married him I was not a practicing Muslim. Rather I was excited to enter the glamorous environment of the air force. My husband tried to convince me to follow the Islamic principles like a Muslim woman should. I retaliated. I Did not like any interference in my personal life. My husband was a wise man. He left me on my own in my decisions. He never forced me to change my views. He told me that it was his duty to inform me only and not to enforce. His manner remained kind and loving until I was convinced myself. He brought the Quran and Islamic literature at home. He wanted us to read ourselves and decide for ourselves what the right path was. After reading it myself I was also convinced. I want to assure you, I was never pressured on anything by my husband but I was influenced by his sincerity, softness, boldness. He was so brave that he could risk his life for the disclosure of truth.

When he was in the ISI he was given the task to bring the opinion of officers of armed forces about the president. He was stopped to send the actual report to the president because it was not a very positive report. His boss made a new report by himself in president's praise and approval. My husband was of the view that if we send the actual report, then only the officers' complaints could be cleared. When nothing was accepted, he took the initiative himself and wrote a sixteen page letter to the president in which he disclosed the truth and left a message that he was ready to face the music but that this would a tleast not shame him in front of his God on the day of judgment.

He was expelled from the air force and went to Afghanistan for jihad. His jihad did not stop even after the Afghan Russia war was over as he busied himself for the prevalence of islamic rule in Pakistan.

After years of struggle he did not accept defeat because his only mission was and had been to fight in the way of God.
Many governments changed until it was the reign of the dictator Perviaz Musharraf. The Pakistani people experienced utter cruelty. The government started selling the Pakistani people to the foreign authorities. My husband could not stand the misery of the oppressed families. He organized the Defense of Human rights, and started working for these people along with the help of his most beloved friend, Abdul Rashid Ghazi, the chief coordinator and the chairman of the firm respectively. He was always supported by his family members including his mother who even at the age of 79 went to protest for the rights of the missing people. He was arrested because of his mission on peace on the incident of lal masjid. Many other hurdles were set in his way but nothing would stop him to accomplish his noble cause.

This so called war against terror took finally Pakistan to the brink of breaking up. On the other hand the foreigners who had started this war started to leave its worst affects on human kind generally and the muslims of this area specifically. In this time of crises my husband took the initiative of peace talks until he gave his life for this cause.

He never kept anything only to himself but involved all his family in his mission. He didn't give importance to this life. He was always worried about the Hereafter.

Photo : A view of Khalid Khawaja's funeral procession in Islamabad.

Americans, Free Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, says the banner.

May 6, 2010. Mass Rally in Islamabad led by Shabab-e-Milli, a youth group associated with Jamaate Islami, calls for the release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui who is being held in a US prison cell in New York. The agony of Aafia reflected in her famous photo is now part of Pakistan's image of American oppression.

2010-05-07 Fri 18:28:06 cdt