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Shawwal 19, 1432/September 18, 2011 # 39
Biggest flood disaster in Pakistan's history. Guess who is
leading the relief work?
See what India is doing to Muslims: Police joined Hindu mob.
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National Islamic Shoora: October 15, 2011, Inshallah
Host: Imam Badi Ali
Philosopher: Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
Secretary General: Sis. Ashira Nai'im
Ameer: Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Adviser: Br. Shamim Siddiqui
Our call: Authentic Islam is the solution to America's
Muslims of America: Unite on the Qur'an and the Authentic
Government supported Muslims are not following Islam.
We teach non-violent resistance to oppressors.
We support the rights of political prisoners, the rights of
women, the rights of the Mustadafeen fil ard [those who
being weak face mistreatment] [the Qur'an, sura Nisa']].
Justice for Lynne Stewart, Dr. Aafia, Shifa Sadequee, Ahmed
, Masoud Khan
, Abdullah Hasan, Kifah Jayyousi
and many other innocents whose names are being
"The best jihad against a despotic ruler is the Word of
Truth." [Hadith of Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, in the Musnad of
Ahmad ibn Hanbal, vol.3, # 11,127]
Our America: #1
September 16: Picketing in Baltimore:
Protest against coming Execution of Troy Davis
On September 16, scores of activists, Black, White and
Asian, gathered in Baltimore's downtown area, at Pratt and
Sharp streets, to oppose the forthcoming execution of Troy
Davis in Georgia. They were from Christian, anti-capitalist
and Muslim groups. The protest was sponsored by All Peoples'
Congress and supported by several Black churches and by
The main speakers were Rev. Cheatham, Rev. Witherspoon,
Sharon Black and Kaukab Siddique. They were also interviewed
by Bill Hughes, a veteran campaigner for human rights.
To view the protest on Youtube, enter:
"Demonstration Held in Baltimore to Stop the Execution of
Troy Davis" in the Youtube search engine.
Also, if you have a facebook account, "like" Jamaat
al-muslimeen or go to this link:
Our America: #2
September 15: Duane Davis Acquitted:
Activists Showed Up in Good Numbers
For those who are unaware, Duane Shorty Davis is a
Baltimore-based community activist. He is very outspoken
against racism, the school-to-prison pipeline, the
prison-military-industrial complex, the death penalty, and
many other issues of grave concern to the community. In
accordance with the maxim "Think globally, act locally,"
Shorty took the issue of racism in the judicial system to
the top government officials in Baltimore by gifting them
with toilets placed outside of their offices as a symbol of
protest. The message--that the receipients were defecating
on Baltimore's Black and poor--was clear.
Relevance to Muslims
Liberal artistic license is extended to artists insulting
the Prophet Muhammad via offensive cartoons; to filmmakers
portraying the Virgin Mary as a prostitute; to Disney in its
racist portrayal of Arabs and Native Americans; to the
makers of "The Rise of the Planet of the Apes" producing
film laden with racist overtones. But not Duane "Shorty"
Davis. His artistic expression--indeed his First Amendment
right to creatively criticize government officials and their
policies--is under threat. He was on trial on terror charges
beginning Tuesday, for no reason other than his placement of
a decorated toilet outside of the office of a government
Big ups to David Anthony Wiggins, Eddie Brown, the Baltimore
Black ThinkTank at large, Humanityforall Upgradealife, Rob
Fiks, Navid Nasr, and everyone else who came out or showed
support in various ways for Duane G.Davis. I wish we could
stand as strongly for our BPP, BLA and Muslim political
prisoners, instead of writing them off as most mainstream
Muslim(and I'm hearing- many Christian) organizations
continue to do.
-- Nadrat Siddique
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora, JAM, North
Spotlight #1: Only the free and the strong can
Spotlight #2: Muslims cannot negotiate with the Devil even
if he offers them heaven.
Spotlight #3: Imposed treaties cannot be called "peace
negotiations." They are contracts of surrender or unethical
Spotlight #4: Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims tried peaceful
negotiations. There was no peace, they gained no rights. It
was like family members of a kidnaped child negotiating with
the hostage taker in a situation where the police sided with
the kidnaper. We lost the child, the ransom and respect.
Spotlight #5: There is nothing wrong with negotiations if
they are fair and would get us back our land and bring about
a just solution.
Spotlight #6: Did you see negotiations after 9.11 or after
Pearl Harbour? Did the Israelis negotiate before grabbing
Spotlight #7: Arab leaders do not negotiate with their own
people but they they want to negotiate with outside
Spotlight #8: We are being told to go to the negotiating
table. Are we prepared for the future? Or are we allowing
others to twist our deen?
Imam Badi Ali's latest Khutba in Greensboro, North Carolina:
Good Behavior is an Essential Part of Islamic Worship &
Text: "I have been sent by Allah to improve good behavior to
the level of excellence." [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh. Hadith in
the Muwatta of Imam Malik.]
Worship [including salat] teaches good manners. It protects
from sin and unethical behavior, caring for others, making
place for others.
Mercy is part of good manners.
Charity purifies the idea of being wealthy.
Charity removes greed and adds to good manners by removing
A smile of compassion and caring is a form of charity
Removing harmful things from others' way is charity and good
Fasting teaches self restraint and adds to good
Hajj teaches extreme tolerance of others and great
Look at how Ibrahim, pbuh, spoke to his father even though
the father threatened him.
Read the hadith about the lady who prayed and fasted but did
not care for the rights of her neighbors. She faces
punishment in the Hereafter
An Unexpected Defense of Osama bin Laden: Most Pakistanis
were silenced about top Islamic leader.
Fatima Bhutto Says it: Eloquence & Moral Courage
She is the granddaughter of former prime minister Zulfikar
"Elie Wiesel called it a death deserved. Even the Dalai Lama
[Dawn and other secularist Paki papers usually do not report
Islamic rallies or they claim that only a 100 people turned
up. Thus Americans are misinformed by Paki secularists. Look
at this photo. How many people do you think turned up.
by Shamsuddin Amjad
Aafia Siddiqui, PhD, Pride of Islam and Pakistan.
Jamaate Islami holds Protest rallies across Pakistan.
LAHORE, Sep. 16. Dr Aafia Siddiqui Day was observed all over
the country on Friday on the appeal of the Jamaat e Islami
chief, Syed Munawar Hasan.
[Photo inset shows Aafi'a sister Dr. Fauzia on left while
Munawar Hasan with hand raised hand addresses the crowd.]
Rallies were held in the federal and the
provincial capitals besides major cities denouncing the US
court verdict of 86 years prison term for Dr Aafia Siddiqui
on terrorism charges and demanding her immediate
In the Punjab capital, hundreds of women and children held a
demonstration outside the Lahore Press Club to draw the
world attention to the injustice done to Pakistan's
respected daughter by the US court and demanding her
JI deputy Secretary General, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, while
addressing the gathering, said that Dr Aafia was a daughter
of Islam but the military dictator Pervez Musharraf, in a
show of utter shamelessness, handed her over to the US for
dollars. He deplored that the present rulers too were devoid
of any sense of shame and honour and had taken no solid
steps for Dr Aafia's release. However, he said, the
Pakistani nation was fully awake and would continue its
struggle for Dr Aafia's release.
In Islamabad, a seminar was held at Al-Falah Hall.
Addressing the seminar, JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch
said that the JI would continue its struggle till Dr Aafia's
release. He said that the US, India and Israel were trying
to destabilize Pakistan.
In Multan, a rally was held from Chowk Ghanta Ghar to Husain
Agahi. The JI Punjab chief, Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar, led the
rally. Rallies were also held at Peshawar, Hyderabad,
Sukkur, and Quetta.
In Karachi, a big rally was held from Empress Road to Regal
chowk. The JI chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, Dr Aafia's sister,
Dr Fauzia Siddiqui, and JI Karachi chief, Muhammad Husain
Mehnati, led the rally.
Addressing the rally, Syed Munawar Hasan, said that the
Pakistani rulers had sold out Dr Aafia Siddiqui to the US
for dollars. He said according to reports, the US court kept
waiting for a contact from Islamabad for Dr Aafia's release
but it was in vain.
Syed Munawar Hasan said Dr Aafia had been jailed for 86
years only for pointing a gun on American soldiers, then
why the Pakistani rulers and army had released Raymond
Davis, the killer of three innocent citizens.
He said the Pakistani nation could have secured Dr Aafia's
release long ago but for the shameless rulers who had shown
total lack of courage and proved themselves total US
The JI chief said that thousands of Pakistan's daughters and
sisters were proud of Dr Aafia and were willing to emulate
14 Million People Trapped in Pakistani Floods.
Unprecedented Disaster. Pakistani PM prays for Help from
Pakistan, all the way from the north to the south, along the
Indus river, is stuck in the biggest disaster in its
Islamic activists are leading the way in relief work.
Jamaate Islami is active in the relief work and has sent
several caravans loaded with relief supplies to the stricken
areas. A top JI leader Liaqat Baluch is leading one of the
However, the biggest relief input is coming from Jamat
ad-dawa, an Islamic movement labelled by the US as a
terrorist group linked to attacks on India. This group has
more than a 1,000 workers in the flooded areas.
Here is a video from zem.tv which focuses on Jamat
Please go to youtube.com and enter this:
"Jamaat ud Dawa Flood Relief @ Al Jazeera 13 Sep 11.mpg.flv
Sipahe sahaba, r.a., and other banned groups are also
reported to be helping. The army is doing some good work but
very meagre. The government structure is not to be found
Letter: Re: Collective Muslim Guilt & 9.11 Ceremonies
Assalamualaikum bro Kaukab
Thanks for your recent newsletter. I like your thoughts on
"9/11, Why US Muslims having a collective guilt about it". I
agree that having all kinds of memorial celebrations
throughout the country is not something that Muslims need to
Amin Shah [Boston, Massachusetts]
Letter: Reader says: In Shi'i View, Mourning ceremonies are
[Editor's Response: In Islam, Textual Evidence is Required
for annual mourning and all other matters of religion.]
Although we can argue about the nature of 9/11 and its
reality, the reasoning given in your article for not
mourning 9/11 is unacceptable because Muslims have been
mourning the Shahadat of Imam Husain since the year 60
Hijri; even many Sunnis such as those in Egypt, Pakistan,
Iraq and India. If you collect data on every Muharram from
Islam countries especially Shia Muslim dominated countries
and look at the countless traditions from Holy Prophet (s)
in Shia and Sunni resources, you will know that fact. Or do
you mean to disregard the Shia Muslims as something else? Do
you think your emails are going to a few 'like-minded'
[Editor: walaikum asalam
Thank you for your response. Imam Hussain is the hero of ALL
Muslims. That's why we call him Imam.
As far as Islam is concerned, we go by what Islam teaches,
not by what people do. Sunnis too do things for which there
is no Islamic basis.
Ali, r.a., did not mourn Fatima, r.a. Best wishes to you and
all Shi'a Muslims.
[Follow up by Murtazwi]
Mourning rituals are adopted by people themselves just like
different forms of dress to fulfill the human need but the
purpose is the same. \Similarly mourning remains a human
need In all parts of the world and you cannot brush it aside
By saying 'what people do' because if something is
universally found then it is fitri and it does not need any
textual evidence. Rather to disprove it you need abundant
and authentic evidence and I have not seen any so far; you
bring textual evidence to disprove the validity of mourning
for ahle bayt who were the dearest to the prophet (s).
Ali (as) mourned Fatima (as), and the whole family did (at
least according to Hadith sources of Shia Musliims). It is
only natural and human beings let themselves grieve and if
they don't it is not human. To this day the followers of
Ahle Bayt (as) mourn the tragedies. Your knowledge seems to
be inadequate and I invite you to read more.
Okay, send me the text you are following.
What they do nowadays does not matter. Ali, r.a., did not do
chest beating or setting up a monument to Fatima, r.a.
Shi'ism is a historic development, not from Ali, r.a. He was
always with the other sahaba, r.a.
Israel has destroyed 85% of Gaza's fishing: Strangulation of
PCHR Condemns Israeli Escalation against Fishermen in the
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns
ongoing Israeli attacks targeting Palestinian fishermen in
the Gaza Strip, and expresses grave concern regarding the
escalation of these attacks in recent days. This escalation
has resulted in the injury and arrest of a number of
fishermen, and the confiscation of a number of fishing
boats. Detained fishermen were questioned, pressured to
provide security information and collaborate with Israeli
forces, and subject to cruel and degrading treatment.
According to investigations conducted by PCHR, at
approximately 06:15 on Sunday, 11 September 2011, two
Israeli gunboats stationed opposite to al-Waha Resort,
northwest of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip,
surrounded two Palestinian boats. There were eight
fishermen, including two boys, on board the two boats. The
gunboats opened fire on the two Palestinian boats. As a
result, two fishermen were wounded by shrapnel. Israeli
naval forces arrested the eight fishermen after forcing them
to take their clothes off and jump into water, confiscated
their boats and sailed to Ashdod Port in Israel. Hassan
Khader Hassan Baker, 53; and his sons Khader, 29; Ja'far,
27; and Mohammed, 21; and 'Allam Naser Fadel Baker, 16, were
on the first boat. Khalil Jawher Khalil Baker, 21; Mohammed
Majed Fadel Baker, 19; and Mohammed Suheil Fadel Baker, 17
were on the second.
At approximately 18:00 on the same day, Israeli forces
released 'Allam Naser Baker; Mohammed Majed Baker; and
Mohammed Suheil Baker, who was wounded by shrapnel in the
right thigh during his arrest. They were released via Beit
Hanoun (Erez) crossing. Approximately 3 hours later,
Israeli forces released Hassan Khader Baker, who was wounded
by shrapnel in his left hand during his arrest, and his sons
Ja'far, Mohammed and Khader; Khalil Jawhar Baker via Beit
Hanoun (Erez) after they were questioned regarding their
work. In his testimony to PCHR, a released fisherman stated
that Israeli forces blindfolded the fishermen when
transporting them to Ashdod Port and handcuffed them all
with iron chains. He added that after four hours of waiting
under cruel conditions, they were subjected to questioning
and that interrogators offered them money in order to
collaborate with the Israeli Internal Security Service (Shin
At approximately 07:15, on 13 September 2011, Israeli
gunboats sailing opposite to al-Sudaniya coast, west of
Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire at
Palestinian boats. The Palestinian fishermen were able to
escape in great fear of being arrested or wounded.
The Israeli attacks against the Palestinian fishermen and
their property have increased since the beginning of this
year and there has been a dramatic rise in the number and
form of attacks. Since the beginning of the year, PCHR has
documented 61 attacks against fishermen at sea in the Gaza
Strip. PCHR has also documented 38 cases of shooting,
including five that resulted in injury to eight fishermen;
five cases involving chasing fishermen that resulted in
arrest of 18 fishermen; and 19 cases that led to the
confiscation and damage to boats and fishing tools.
It should be noted that Israeli forces have imposed more
restrictions on the work of fishermen in the Gaza Strip.
Since 2000, fishermen have been prevented from exercising
their right to sail and fish.. Israeli forces reduced the
area of fishing from 20 nautical miles, which was agreed
upon in the agreements signed between the Palestinian and
Israeli sides, to six nautical miles in 2008. Israeli
forces have continued to prevent fishermen from going beyond
three nautical miles since 2009. Hence fishermen are
prevented from reaching areas beyond that distance where
fish are abundant. Sometimes, Israeli forces chase
fishermen within three nautical miles. As a result, the
Palestinian fishermen have lost 85% of their income because
of limiting the fishing area.
In light of the above, PCHR:
Condemns the recurrence of violations recently committed
by the Israeli naval forces against the Palestinian
fishermen. PCHR believes that these violations are
committed in the context of the escalation of collective
punishment policies against civilians, and they are part of
fighting the civilians in their means of subsistence, a
matter that is prohibited under the international
humanitarian law and international human rights law;
Calls upon Israeli forces to immediately stop the policy
of chasing and arresting the Palestinian fishermen and to
allow them to sail and fish freely;
Calls upon Israeli forces to return the confiscated boats
to their owners immediately and compensate them for the
damage of trapping the boats for a long time or for any
other damage that might have incurred to them;
Calls for paying compensations to the victims of the
Israeli violations for the physical and material damage
caused to fishermen and their property;
Calls upon the international community, including the
United Nations and its agencies, to assume their legal and
moral responsibility through immediate and urgent
intervention to stop all the Israeli violations, including
the ongoing naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip and
deprival of fishermen of over 85% of their livelihood
through limiting the fishing area to three nautical miles.
For more information please call PCHR office in Gaza, Gaza
Strip, on +972 8 2824776 - 2825893
PCHR, 29 Omer El Mukhtar St., El Remal, PO Box 1328 Gaza,
Gaza Strip. E-mail: email@example.com, Webpage
Indian Police Joined Hindu Mob in Attack on Mosque
[The report below is the watered down version as it appeared
in India -- Editor]
Riot victims in Bharatpur allege police brutality
Saturday September 17, 2011 12:18:27 AM, ummid.com &
Bharatpur Riots: Tension prevails; Toll rises to seven
The toll in the clash between two communities in Rajasthan's
Bharatpur district rose to seven with three more bodies
recovered from a well, police said Friday. Members of the
Gujjar and Meo communities clashed in Bharatpur district
Wednesday over »
New Delhi: Probably at the same time when Prime Minister Dr
Manmohan Singh was urging the police forces to "honestly
discharge their duties" and function within the democratic
framework to "scrupulously respect and uphold" civil
liberties, activists, who visited the riot affected area of
Bharatpur in Rajasthan, were recounting how brutal the same
police force could be.
"The victims said they felt total helplessness when they saw
police joining Gujjars in shooting them. They saved their
lives by running from the spot and jumping into the pond",
member of the National Integration Council (NIC) Navaid
Navaid Hamid was part of the ANHAD fact finding team, which
visited the place led by Shabnam Hashmi.
"One of the victims said he saw police and Gujjars firing at
people in the mosque, killing most of them on the spot. They
were also burning people," he added.
Members of the Gujjar and Meo communities clashed in
Bharatpur district of Rajasthan Wednesday with a controversy
over an Eidgah land. The clash soon took the form of gun
firing between the two communities. The incident has so far
killed seven people but the officials fear the toll may go
further up. Police has also recovered some dead bodies from
the well near a mosque in Gopalgarh where the violence took
A journalist who accompanied the fact finding team claims in
his report that they saw two completely charred bodies in
the well, located within the premise of the Eidgah mosque.
There was nothing inside the mosque which was not broken.
They found more than 6 spots on the floor and roof of the
mosque which were bloodied.
According to the District Magistrate, Kumal Krishna, one
survivor, who is also badly burnt and is hospitalized in
Alwar, said that he was burnt by the rioting mob but he
saved his life by jumping into the nearby pond.
Meanwhile, the Rajasthan government last evening ordered a
committee headed by senior Indian Administrative Service
(IAS) officer V.S. Singh to probe the incident.
"The committee will probe whether there was any negligence
on the part of police and the administration, and whether
they failed to assess the gravity of the situation," a
senior administrative officer said.
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has also ordered
a committee headed by senior leader Digambar Singh to probe
the role of administration and the police.
The government has announced compensation of Rs.5 lakh each
to the families of those killed.
2011-09-21 Wed 18:48:25 cdt