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Jamada al-Thani 1,1433/April 23, 2012 # 18
Outreach: Are we good even with our simple web site?
New Trend's web site received 31,679 hits during March 2012,
with a daily average of 1021 hits.
[WebMaster's note : more than 200 unique visitors every day]
Spotlights on Marriage [continued from last issue]
An Invitation to think from Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora
Leader, Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
Spotlight #1: A husband should look after and care for his
wife's mind and soul too. His partner has a mind and a soul,
not just a body.
Spotlight #2: Problems in marriage can be helpful like
spices in food. Spice your life with them.
Spotlight #3: Your partner may be right. Good doubts are a
recipe for success. Always give the benefit of the doubt.
That is a recipe for a good marriage.
Spotlight #4: If your wife decides to leave, it's okay to
say that you are going with her!
Spotlight #5: Let your wife think that she has power over
you, because she has, and because this is the key to
Spotlight #6: Give your wife proper attention. Women need
attention. Men need it too, but women more.
Spotlight #7: My wife suggested a book to enhance our
relationship. She said, the title is "Women are from venus,
men are wrong." I laughed but then I thought I am wrong in
Spotlight #8: All of us are raised by parents before
marriage. When you get married, give each other the
opportunity to be raised by your partner.
Spotlight #9: In the West, partners insist on knowing each
other before marriage, but the beauty of marriage is to
discover each other AFTER marriage.
Spotlight #10: Marriage is garden for men and women to grow
together for life.
Unbelievable but true: The al-Khalifa regime of Bahrain and
the Jewish President of the Grand Prix have joined hands to
hold the sports event in Bahrain where people are mourning
their dead and treating their wounded and tortured..
Please scroll way down for an appeal for Bahrain from the
Islamic Human Rights Commission.
For a brief but powerful spiritual message from Sis. Najat
Amatullah in Spanish, please scroll to end.
An unusual comment by Baltimore activist Ms. Ameejill
Whitlock on US attacks inside Pakistan. [See at end.]
Jamaate Islami of Pakistan completed one week of blocking
NATO supply route. [Photo] See end.
Also, a movement to free Dr. Aafia holds impressive rally in
Karachi. [Photo]. [see end.]
How to call a Muslim a terrorist without calling him a
terrorist? Read J.M. Berger's attack on Jamaat al-Muslimeen,
Kaukab Siddique [mostly], Dr.Abdulalim Shabazz and Imam Badi
Ali posted on West Point's CTR web site.
We publish Berger's attack on JAM, UNCUT followed by our
rebuttal. [Scroll down please.]
This may be Jamaate Islami's B team.
What is happening in Baluchistan? Can a disaster for
Pakistan be averted?
Imran Khan addressed a large rally there on April 20. We
give a full report. Please scroll to end.
Breaking War News: #1
[New Trend was right: Assad was allowed to kill Muslims big
April 21: SYRIA's Assad and his sectarian military continued
to kill civilians to the very day that cease fire monitors
entered the torn apart city of Homs. People rallied against
Assad in numerous cities again.
Assad suffered a setback in Quneitra where his troops were
blasted by "hidden" forces who killed 10 of them.
Vogue magazine has removed from its web site a laudatory
interview with Assad's wife which was published before the
uprising. Western publicists like VOGUE always support
anti-Muslim dictators but then appear as self-righteous
"humanists" when the Muslims rise up against the tyrants.
April 19: Nigeria's Boko Haram fighters carried out a
series of attacks in Maiduguri and other cities.
April 12: Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appeared on a 14
minute video to challenge Nigeria's Chiristian leader
Goodluck Jonathan who had declared that he would destroy
Boko Haram and set up a prison for "suspects." Shekau said
that life and death is only in Allah's power and the
Nigerian military can never defeat Boko Haram.
In Mogadishu, Somalia, a Somali teenager, a girl about 16,
tried to enter a National Theatre being inaugurated by
western backed Somali clique. She tried to enter three times
and failed. Fourth time she succeeded and blew up the
theatre killing numbers of top artists and injuring
ministers. She was a bomber sent by al-Shabab who are coming
back to Mogadishu.
Earlier, Somali pirates returned a rich British lady they
had abducted from nearby Kenya, to her son who arranged a
ransom of $1.1 million for her. She had been treated very
well over a 7 month period by the Somalis and is in good
In Afghanistan, Taliban mujahideen continued daily attacks
on NATO. US media are completely silent about the fighting
other than the news of a Black Hawk helicopter which went
down in western Afghanistan on April 20 killing four US
troops. It was responding to a human bomber attacking Afghan
troops working for Karzai.
According to data collected by icasualties, 23 NATO elite
troops have been killed in the first 21 days of April.
In Iraq, security forces working for the al-Maliki regime
installed by the US came under attack in six cities all the
way from Bagdad to Kirkuk. At least 35 troops were killed
and 150 wounded. Car bombs and road side bombs were used in
the attacks. [Al-Qaida in Iraq is suspected.]
Israel has made a home for itself in University of
The Penn Club of Israel is a community of alumni, faculty
and students from the University of Pennsylvania who live
in, research or care about Israel. The Club's core
membership are the 500 alumni living in Israel who conduct
social, business, philanthropic and recreational activities
throughout the country. The club also facilitates networking
with Penn Alumni abroad and other Ivy League Clubs in
[NT Editor's note: Britain and France divided and plundered
Africa among themselves. By the magic of propaganda, they
painted Hitler's Germany as racist and anti-African. Hitler
inflicted so much damage on the allies that they could no
longer hold Africa captive. Here is a report which indicates
how little we know about Germany and Africa.]
Hitler's Pilot Helped Ghana's Women to Fly The Guardian
It is the strange story of Hitler's private pilot, a
wandering English engineer and the first black woman - or
woman of any race for that matter - to be qualified in
building light planes ... The potential for light aircraft
to play a role in development has long been recognized in
Ghana. In 1962 independence leader Kwame Nkrumah founded
sub-Saharan Africa's first flying school, after he formed an
unlikely friendship with Hanna Reitsch, Hitler's private
pilot and a record-breaking aviation hero of wartime Nazi
propaganda. After the war Reitsch, who refused to renounce
Hitler and was poorly received in postwar Germany, lived in
Ghana, where she helped encourage a generation of Ghanaians
to embrace aviation.
From the web site of West Point's "Combating Terrorism
Baltimore's Jamaat al-Muslimeen: Promoting a Radical but
Disciplined Message on Jihad
Author: J.M. Berger
As concerns about homegrown terrorism mount, Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) officials are increasingly focused
on initiatives targeting radicalization in an effort to
preempt violence. In congressional testimony in early
February, DHS officials touted interagency and "whole
government" efforts to counterprogram against radical
narratives. Such efforts open the door to a complex
problem-set that defies traditional policing. A case study
on the challenges ahead can be found in Jamaat al-Muslimeen
(JaM), an Islamic organization in Baltimore, Maryland with a
decades-long track record of extremist rhetoric.
Although JaM explicitly discourages acts of violence by
Muslims in the United States, it advances a number of
ideological points closely linked to violent radicalism,
while excusing virtually all Muslims convicted of terrorism
as victims of government persecution. Even with its careful
qualification regarding violence in the United States by its
adherents, JaM's message contributes to a permissive
environment for violent radicalization by validating core
assumptions shared by nearly all homegrown Islamist
Background Headquartered in Baltimore, JaM members hold
leadership positions in at least three mosques in the
Baltimore area. The organization also has representatives in
Tennessee, New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Its
active membership is estimated to be between 100 and 200
JaM's primary function is da`wa, or calling Americans to
Islam, and supporting Muslims imprisoned in the United
States, including a number of convicted terrorists. It also
endorses military jihad in Muslim-majority countries and in
situations where Muslims are perceived to be under physical
attack. This support is mostly rhetorical, but JaM also
raises funds for legal costs for the families of Muslims in
the United States accused of terrorism.
Ideologically, JaM is openly critical of American values and
morals and supportive of jihad in several theaters overseas,
but it repeatedly emphasizes that violent action is not
permitted in the United States. Islamic thinkers cited by
the group include `Umar `Abd al-Rahman, Ayatollah Khomeini,
Abu al-A`la Mawdudi and Sayyid Qutb, with the consistent
thread being movement-oriented Islam and a focus on the
establishment of Islamic states.
JaM carries out its da`wa function through personal
appearances by group leaders at mosques and conferences
around the United States, as well as through an online
newsletter called New Trend Magazine, which has been
published weekly since the 1970s. JaM claims its speakers
draw crowds often in the low hundreds for Friday khutbas
(sermons) at its own mosques and as guests at unaffiliated
mosques. The organization also hosts conferences,
protests and rallies of varying size, but usually including
at least dozens of participants.
Leadership and Organization Lincoln University English
literature professor Kaukab Siddique is JaM's leader and the
dominant editorial voice of New Trend. During the 1970s,
Siddique was involved in the publication activities of the
Muslim Students Association (MSA) and later with its
sister organization, the North American Islamic Trust
(NAIT), but MSA documents indicate he was fired in 1977 for
Embittered by what he saw—with some justification—as the
Saudi government's use of money to buy religious influence
over American Muslim groups, Siddique began publishing a
controversial newsletter, New Trend Magazine, around the
same time he departed MSA. At some point, his activism
congealed into the organization, Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
JaM's national leadership is rounded out by a shura council
consisting of five members who are located around the United
States, including in Brooklyn, Texas, North Carolina and
Louisiana. The shura members individually take part in
both Muslim and minority activism but are less vocal and
visible than Siddique. One of the more prominent members,
Abdulalim Abdullah Shabazz, is a former member of the Nation
of Islam and a distinguished mathematician who received a
presidential award for math mentoring in 2000.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's primary communications vehicle is New
Trend Magazine, a weekly newsletter. New Trend claims "a
bigger circulation than any of the other Muslim media,"
which is difficult to credit. The newsletter was
distributed in print for decades, but switched to
online-only distribution in recent years due to financial
reasons. Issues of New Trend from 2000 forward are available
JaM activists travel to unaffiliated mosques around the
country to speak and distribute pamphlets and publications,
the latter at times without the approval of local mosque
leaders. In New Trend issues since 2000 and in khutbas by
members of the shura council, JaM reveals a mix of views
that defy easy categorization. The organization is inclusive
toward both Sunni and Shi`a Muslims, but dismissive of
Sufis. Although it is stridently conservative, virulently
condemning homosexuality and American moral values in
general, it also supports leadership roles for Muslim women
and condemns those who it feels distort Islamic teachings to
JaM's website states that "jihad is considered a sixth
pillar [of Islam] in countries where Islam is the majority
religion." In its preaching and in the newsletter, the
organization has repeatedly supported armed struggle in
overseas theaters commonly associated with Islamist
terrorism and extremism. During khutbas given in the
Baltimore area in 2004, Siddique cited conflicts in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Kashmir, Chechnya and the Palestinian
Territories as part of a worldwide war against Islam and
examples of aggression against Islam by the United States
and others. In New Trend, JaM characterizes the war in
Afghanistan as part of a "clash of civilizations":
"The American troops [in Afghanistan] seem aware that it's a
war between two ways of life: the Islamic, inward,
spiritual, family oriented, non-consumer, and the American,
entertainment oriented, sexually easy going, based on
multinational corporations. It's a strange fate which has
brought the poorest country in the world, devastated by war,
brimming with the energy of resurgent Islam, up against the
most powerful country in the world, overflowing with
destructive power and backed by endless Jewish
During a khutba given in Greensboro, North Carolina, Imam
Badi Ali, a member of JaM's shura council, similarly argued
the case for an Israeli-controlled global war against Islam,
citing Afghanistan, Iraq, Kashmir and Chechnya as connected
fronts in that single conflict. One issue of New Trend
celebrated Iraqi insurgents in Falluja not long after the
killing of four American military contractors, whose burned
bodies were paraded through the streets and eventually hung
from a bridge:
"April 10, 2004 was a day of glory for Islam and the Islamic
resistance in Iraq. The most powerful military power in the
world could not conquer FALLUJAH. The Iraqi people are
UNITED AS NEVER BEFORE, Shi'ites and Sunnis joining hands to
resist the American elite army installed in their
country...America has not understood the Islamic spirit of
martyrdom and the concept of the Hereafter. Muslims with
that spirit can be killed but they cannot be defeated...As
the resistance continues, American power will gradually be
undermined, as was the Soviet power in Afghanistan. Over the
years, FALLUJAH will be an example for Muslims. An Islamic
will to fight back is gradually developing."
Despite its celebration of military jihad opposing American
"occupations" abroad, Siddique clearly and repeatedly
advises readers of New Trend that they cannot undertake
violence against Americans in the United States, where
Muslims are a minority:
"In America, Muslims have the duty of peacefully giving the
message of Islam. The jihad with the sword is not applicable
to a Muslim minority living in a non-Muslim country. Jihad
with weapons is appropriate where Muslims are being
Despite this important qualification, Siddique in a 2005
khutba blasted an anti-terrorism fatwa issued by mainstream
Muslim leaders as dajjali (a reference to the anti-Christ in
Islamic eschatology). JaM clearly defines jihad
primarily as armed struggle and explicitly refutes arguments
by mainstream U.S. Muslim leaders in favor of a non-violent
definition prioritizing the spiritual struggle against
temptation and wrongdoing:
"The fact is that Islam teaches Jihad as ARMED STRUGGLE
against oppressors. The verses of the Qur'an and the
teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), make it absolutely
clear that JIHAD MEANS ARMED STRUGGLE AGAINST OPPRESSORS,
OCCUPIERS, TYRANTS. Many in the Muslim world consider
America and Israel, along with India and Russia, as
oppressors and exploiters who should be fought. The idea
that Jihad is a peaceful, inner, spiritual development is
absurd and without foundation."
While overtly repudiating violence on U.S. soil, JaM
nevertheless supports a wide range of Muslims accused of
taking part in such violence, most notably `Umar `Abd
al-Rahman, who was convicted of seditious conspiracy in
relation to multiple terrorist plots in New York, including
the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. JaM leaders dispute
al-Rahman's guilt and claim he is a political prisoner.
Other so-called political prisoners include al-Qa`ida member
Jose Padilla, convicted killer Jamil al-Amin and Ahmad Ajaj,
who was convicted of conspiracy in the World Trade Center
bombing. According to an article in New Trend, even
World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef was tortured and
coerced into a questionable confession, which was
responsible for his conviction.
During khutbas, Siddique has stated flatly that "no American
Muslim is a terrorist." In a 2005 khutba in New York
City, he told audiences to support Muslim political
prisoners, saying, "We assure you, they are not guilty. They
have been railroaded. Not one of them is guilty!"
In addition to these mixed messages, Siddique denies most of
the historical account of the Holocaust, a view shared by
others in the organization to varying degrees. While
insisting the organization is not anti-Semitic, New Trend
routinely rails against what it perceives as the ubiquitous
influence of Jews in American politics and media:
"It is not anti-Semitic to note that even the most idiotic
book written by a Jew will get published in America and will
even be introduced by an adviser to the President. By
contrast, the books of a great historian like [Holocaust
denier] David Irving are barred from all book chains like
Borders and Barnes & Noble because he honestly could not
find any evidence of gas chambers at Auschwitz or of the
claim that the Nazis killed six million Jews...Irving is
NEVER invited to C-Span. Why? Because a Jew named Lamb
decides which books will be introduced on C-Span. Is that
view anti-semitic or a fact?"
JaM also has little use for mainstream Muslim organizations,
such as the Islamic Society of North America and the Council
on American-Islamic Relations. During a khutba to students
at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Siddique said:
"For years, these self-proclaimed leaders obtained funds
from overseas and tried to impose themselves on the Muslim
community on the basis of their financial power. Thus the
richest, not the best, became the leaders of America's
Muslims. There are leaders here who do not reveal their
incomes or their sources of income. As a result, most
Muslims do not know the real allegiance of their
New Trend presents an interesting example of
English-language extremist propaganda in flux. During the
1990s, the scene was dominated by print newsletters such as
al-Hussam (The Sword), published most Fridays during the
1990s by followers of `Umar `Abd al-Rahman in Boston.
The paper newsletter was costly, running about $1,000 per
month for printing and distribution, and the newsletter was
frequently banned by mosques for its radical content, a
problem also faced by JaM. New Trend's switch to online
distribution provided greater reach with fewer costs, while
circumventing the firewall at moderate mosques.
Al-Hussam had a single-minded focus on supporting military
jihad. New Trend is more cosmopolitan, mixing commentary on
overseas jihad with discussion of women's issues and other
Islamic topics. New Trend is also more aggressively
anti-American, continually attacking the state of U.S.
politics and lamenting America's "war against Islam."
New Trend's online distribution, diverse topics and careful
parsing of language concerning violence foreshadowed the new
breed of radical websites most effectively represented by
Revolution Muslim (now rebranded "Islam Policy"). Like New
Trend, the Revolution Muslim family of blogs focuses on a
wide range of Islamic issues and voices with enthusiastic
support for radical figures, while carefully hedging against
anything that could be interpreted in court as an actionable
incitement to violence. New Trend, however, is far more
disciplined in its message that jihad within the United
States is forbidden (no matter how grievous the provocation
If estimates of JaM's membership in the low hundreds are
accurate, JaM is miniscule in comparison to the mainstream
Muslim population, but strikingly large given the strident
tone of its political views. Its reach extends beyond the
committed membership, thanks to khutbas given around the
country by JaM leaders.
The most directly comparable movement, Revolution Muslim, is
estimated to have peaked at about a dozen active members,
although its reach on the internet and visibility in the
media have been substantially larger. Revolution Muslim's
status as the target of law enforcement action is
correspondingly larger, leading to several arrests of
members and affiliates. In comparison, no known JaM members
have been arrested for terrorism or related crimes despite
scrutiny from law enforcement.
JaM stays on the right side of the law through its
extraordinary message discipline. More than 10 years of New
Trend issues reviewed by this author show a remarkably
consistent set of principles and an extremely careful and
considered sense of where the line should be drawn. Despite
being against violence in the United States, JaM's message
contributes to violent radicalization by supporting
arguments shared by nearly all homegrown Islamist
- The United States is conducting a military war against
Muslims. - The United States is persecuting Muslims on U.S.
soil. - The U.S. government and media are controlled by
Israeli/Zionist/Jewish manipulation. - Those who militarily
resist the United States and Israel, including the Taliban
and Iraqi insurgents, are heroes acting within their Islamic
beliefs. - Those killed while fighting the United States and
Israel are martyrs.
The problem is accentuated by JaM's blanket denial that
American Muslims are capable of terrorism and its
characterization of virtually all such cases as political
persecution. A possible example of how this background noise
can lead to more aggressive actions may be found in Antonio
Martinez, a Muslim convert accused of attempting to bomb a
Maryland military recruiting center. He attended one of the
mosques controlled by JaM in Baltimore. Martinez began
attending the mosque about six months before he was arrested
in December 2010. No evidence has emerged, however, to
indicate Martinez was a member of the JaM organization
Because its message is so carefully crafted and controlled,
JaM presents a challenging target for traditional law
enforcement and counterterrorism techniques. JaM's strong
stand against mainstream Muslim "collaborators" also makes
it a highly unlikely partner for the sort of community-based
outreach that DHS hopes to use in its counterradicalization
efforts. Other radicalizing organizations, including those
more closely tied to violence, are already learning to adapt
by adopting an approach similar to the strategy that has
kept JaM viable and operating in plain sight for decades. In
2010, Revolution Muslim renamed and revamped its operation
under the flag of "Islam Policy," shifting its focus to a
more expansive range of Islamic issues and calibrating its
public face to present a less violent and controversial
Counterterrorism, while challenging in its own right, is
made possible by the illegality of terrorism.
Counterradicalization is a much different problem-set due to
the legality and protections afforded to free speech under
the U.S. Constitution. JaM's durability illustrates just how
little latitude the government has to take concrete action
against radicalizing actors. Approaches to this problem-set
will require especially innovative thinking, and metrics
should be devised to quantify the cost-benefit ratio of new
counterradicalization efforts compared to traditional
counterterrorism, rather than trusting an intuitive hope
that this path will lead to a more stable homeland threat
J.M. Berger is editor of INTELWIRE.com and author of the
forthcoming book, Jihad Joe: Americans Who Go to War in the
Name of Islam.
 Testimony of Michael E. Leiter, director, National
Counterterrorism Center, Committee on House Homeland
Security, February 9, 2011.
 "Accused Bomb Plotter's Mosque Tied to Radical Group,"
IPT News, December 16, 2010; "National Islamic Shoora of
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Highlights Central Issues Facing Muslims
of America," www.jamaatalmuslimeeninternational.org,
accessed on February 12, 2011.
 New Trend Magazine, December 27, 2004; New Trend
Magazine, May 7, 2005. These are just two examples. Many
other issues of the magazine contain similar content.
 "National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Highlights Central Issues Facing Muslims of America."
 "Great Islamic Thinkers of Modern Times: Glimpses,"
www.newtrendmag.org, accessed on February 12, 2011.
 Personal interview, confidential source, February 12,
2011; "National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Highlights Central Issues Facing Muslims of America"; New
Trend Magazine, May 19, 2005.
 For more details, see "Far-Right and Muslim Extremists
Gather in Baltimore: Jamaat al-Muslimeen & Kaukab Siddique,"
Anti-Defamation League, August 19, 2008.
 "Islam in America: Muslim Students' Association
Collection," annual report, The Islamic Teaching Center,
DePaul University, August 25, 1977.
 "Islam in America: Muslim Students' Association
Collection," Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting, North
American Islamic Trust, DePaul University, November 26-27,
 New Trend Magazine, June 4, 2004.
 For details, see
 "President Clinton Honors Science, Mathematics and
Engineering Mentors," National Science Foundation, September
 New Trend Magazine, April 30, 2008.
 New Trend Magazine, August 7, 2005.
 New Trend Magazine, December 25, 2008.
 New Trend Magazine, April 1, 2004.
 New Trend Magazine, July 1, 2006.
 New Trend Magazine, April 12, 2004.
 New Trend Magazine, April 8, 2004.
 New Trend Magazine, August 7, 2005.
 "Husein Ibish of ADC Makes a Fool of Himself Talking
About Jihad," New Trend Magazine, accessed on February 13,
 "America Post-Bush: What is our Role as Muslims?"
www.jamaatalmuslimeeninternational.org, accessed on February
 "Voice of the Oppressed Masses," New Trend Magazine,
accessed on February 13, 2011.
 New Trend Magazine, December 25, 2004.
 New Trend Magazine, January 17, 2005.
 New Trend Magazine, May 12, 2004.
 New Trend Magazine, May 31, 2004.
 U.S.A. v. Muhamed Mubayyid, Emadeddin Muntasser, and
Samir Al Monla, District of Massachusetts, 2005.
 New Trend Magazine, July 11, 2006.
 "National Islamic Shoora Meets in Pennsylvania:
Anti-Israel, Interracial, Strongly pro-Woman, anti-War,
Based on the Qur'an and Hadith,"
www.jamaatalmuslimeeninternational.org, accessed on February
 Scott Calvert, "Man Charged in Bomb Plot Appeared to
Drift into Islamic Extremism," Baltimore Sun, December 9,
Rebuttal of Berger by Kaukab Siddique:
Assumptions: Berger begins with two loaded words: "extremist
rhetoric." Labeling is the worst way to start an article.
Does Berger give an example of "extremist rhetoric?" No:
Labeling requires that there be no examples which would help
the reader to decide if the writer's assumption is sound.
Berger goes on this vein. No examples.
Another assumption of Berger is that Muslims accused of
terrorism got a fair trial. Which Muslim got a fair trial?
No answer from Berger.
How many Muslims were trapped by informants who wanted their
own criminal records to be excused or expunged? How many
were actually led to fake acts of violence by government
agents? Mr. Berger won't touch that.
If two people say the same thing such as: US is a blind
supporter of Israel, does that mean the two are working
together.? Mr. Berger would get an F in a class on rational
thought and logic.
Then Berger complains that Jamaat al-Muslimeen helps the
families of convicted "terrorists." Even in America,
families of convicts are not considered criminals who cannot
be helped. Mr. Berger forgets that USA has as yet not become
Israel. Should families of innocent people unjustly
convicted be abandoned? Would you like that to happen to the
families of convicted Zionists?
A major assumption Berger works with is that anyone who
opposes Israel is an enemy of America. This favorite Israeli
tactic manufactures enemies for America. Thus Hamas and
Hizbullah who fight Israel are listed as enemies of America.
Similarly, al-Shabab has been forced into the list of
America's enemies. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Conveniently short memory is another of Berger's problems.
He "forgot" that Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman was not tried or
convicted for the first World Trade Center bombing. He was
never an enemy of America. In fact he came to seek refuge in
America and was trapped by Hosni Mubarak's intelligence
service working with the US. He was convicted and sentenced
by a Zionist Jew, Michael Mukasey, based on a concocted plot
which never happened.
Berger whines about distribution of literature by JAM and
khutbas against war and Israel. Dumbo Berger, this is not
Israel. We have the right to speak, mobilize and publish.
Zionist Jews control the vast empire of corporate media
which tells lies to the American people 24/7, yet he
complains that Muslims have New Trend. Boo hoo!
Where did he get this absurd figure of a couple of hundred
people supporting JAM and New Trend? Tens of thousands
support us but no one is going to tell a Zionist Jew or
ISNA: Yes, I support New Trend. We are opposing war,
occupation, Zionism, media monopoly and the lies told to the
American people. Our truth destroys Zionist lies wherever it
Berger has concocted the story that Martinez, arrested in an
alleged bomb plot, had attended JAM's mosque. The reference
Berger has given from the Baltimore Sun does not make any
such claim. There can be no doubt that Berger is a liar and
a fool. [A digitally manufactured image of Kaukab Siddique
together with Martinez was posted on line, probably by
No Mr. Berger, you don't have a chance against Islam. So,
stop rumbling. Remember, if you have been lying to the FBI,
you could be arrested. Your tribe has used America for your
dirty little Israel's plunder of the world, but your sh..ty
little county's days of triumph are over. [That word for
Israel was used by a French diplomat.]
In a desperate attempt to create the sense of "terrorists
under every bed," Berger tries a comparison of JAM with
"Revolution Muslims." What's the point Mr. Berger? That's
not a national level group, and again like a shoddy writer,
Mr. Berger fails to show any similarity. You can see
Berger's desire. Why no one from JAM has been arrested? He
might end up getting arrested himself for organized fibbing.
In the middle of a discussion about terrorism, Berger
suddenly brings in the "holocaust." Even in an undergraduate
essay on terrorism, a professor would mark it as
"irrelevant." However, we will have to presume that mentally
Berger thinks criticism of the holocaust story is a form of
"terrorism." He puts the words "holocaust denier" in front
of the name of the world famous historian David Irving. If I
were a betting man, I would bet that Berger has not read any
of Irving's books. Mr. Irving not only DOCUMENTS the
suffering of the Jews but according to revisionist scholars
has gone too far in accepting holocaust stories'
credibility. Irving became persona non grata with the
pro-Israel media after he found that there is no order from
Hitler calling for the extermination of the Jews and no
evidence of gas chambers in Auschwitz.
Why should the holocaust not be discussed? Is the story so
weak that it starts crumbling as soon as it is tested by
scholarly critics like Germar Rudolf, Bradley Smith, Prof.
Butz, Mark Weber, Faurisson, Thomas Dalton and many others?
These are not raving Nazis but scholars who document every
statement they make because they know what they are up
So, Mr. Berger, you can't blame Kaukab Siddique for critical
studies of the holocaust. It's not my field of expertise. I
am more interested in the 400 years of slavery and the
extinction of major Native American civilizations. Mr.
Berger, your people cannot face Mark Weber or Bradley Smith
and certainly not Irving or Germar Rudolf in any open forum.
Let's try you or any of your tribe in this narrative. Don't
Here is an example of what Berger's people, Zionist Jews,
have been saying against Muslims. Berger "researched" New
Trend but conveniently missed this item. Here Mr. Berger,
What do Jews Really Want? Ayn Rand's Brook Pulls no Punches.
"Destroy their homes, their economy, their mosques. Reduce
their Cities to Dust."
By Buut Shikan [Idol Breaker]
On December 17, 2004 an educated Jew, Yaron Brook, a Ph.D
from Austin, Texas, appeared on the O'Reilly Show on behalf
of the Ayn Rand institute, a famous Jew who wrote a book
titled Atlas Shrugged.
Yaron Brook was unhappy with the extent to which America has
used its military power in Iraq. He thought more should be
done. He wants the Muslims to be hit harder. We should
destroy their homes, their economy, their mosques, reduce
their cities to dust, Brook declared calmly.
He was exactly the picture of Nazi murderers whom the Jews
have concocted in many movies.
The holocaust of the Muslims being enacted under Jewish
direction has this element of banality in it: the idea that
if their cities are reduced to dust, the armies of Islam
will surrender and the green banners of Islam will be
lowered. How stupid can Yaron Brook be?
He wants Fallujah to be reduced to dust. Poor fool does not
know that Fallujah has already been reduced to dust with NO
AFFECT ON THE SPIRIT of ISLAM.
Even O'Reilly, veteran Islam hater that he is, was appalled
at the Ayn Rand vision of "what should be done." He tried to
point out that such American violence might get the Muslims
even more fired up! Brook, however, insisted and O'Reilly,
very politely told him: "I disagree."
HERE YOU HAVE UNVARNISHED JEWISH THINKING ABOUT ISLAM and
As honest observers point out, as long as the THUG ENTITY
known as "Israel" remains planted illegally in the middle
east, illegitimate child of superpower treachery, the hope
for peace will remain a mirage.
What happened to Martinez? Who was the Informant?
On April 6, 2012, Matinez was sentenced to 25 years in
prison. He would have gotten more but it appears that he
plea bargained. This hidden "agreement" has not been
clarified in the media. According to news reports, he was
led on by an government informant who then hooked him to an
intelligence agent. The two led him on to insist that he
wanted to carry out violent acts against US troops. He had
wanted to do something violent against US troops by himself,
but now that he thought he had two people on his "side," he
was enthusiastic, so to avoid the charge of entrapment, the
two told him that he should not do this. This motivated him
Finally, they gave him a dummy car bomb. He tried to
detonate it. As soon as he pressed the button, he was
As for Berger's claim that he was at mosques run by Jamaat
al-Muslimeen, the lie has been nailed by a researcher named
Here are the relevant quotes:
"Martinez worshiped at two different mosques, the
Faizah-e-Madina Mosque and the Al Madina, located in
shopping strips in his hometown of Woodlawn, Maryland.
Worshipers at the Faizah-e-Madina Mosque were surprised by
his arrest, and said that they only knew Martinez as someone
who prayed at the mosques. Naeem Rafiq, a Pakistan native
and local grocery store owner, said that he prayed with
Martinez two or three times a day at the Faizah-e-Madina
Mosque beginning about a year before his arrest, but that
Martinez had left to attend the Al Madina and he had not
seen him in six months.16 "
"It thus seems that he did not have direct or indirect
support from the Muslim community."
"The day after Martinez's arrest, the Justice Department
released a statement expressing that he was never a threat
and the plot he attempted to carry out was controlled by the
FBI and never involved an actual bomb.58"
Brady is incorrect in the name of the first mosque. It
should be "Faizan," not Faizah. The government has not
blamed the two mosques, let alone Jamaat al-Muslimeen. So,
Mr. Berger lied and carried out defamation. Will he
apologize now? Berger did not even know the names of the
It's a disgrace for West Point to permit such bogus
"research" to be posted on its web site.
My advice to people like Martinez:
Asalamu alaikum dear angry Muslim
If you are angry or upset about the occupation of
Afghanistan, Chechnya, Kashmir etc., learn to take your
message to the people of America through peaceful
demonstrations, protests, emails, leaflets, placards. Learn
to speak clearly without the call for violence. You should
know that MILLIONS in America oppose the occupation of
Afghanistan and Iraq and condemn Israel for its genocide in
Gaza. You are not alone.
Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, has taught us to give the message of
truth to the people. Ideas cannot be defeated or imprisoned.
Unfortunately mosques in America have been so
de-politicized, they do not teach Muslims how to respond to
oppression through non-violent resistance.
While getting angry at the US military, you might be
drinking coffee at starbucks, or sodas such as Coca Cola or
eating burgers at McDonald's. These are all supporters of
the Zionist entity. There is a Starbucks at Guantanamo Bay
and US troops love Starbucks.
Learn to respond as the Prophet, pbuh, did in Makka. The
Qur'an and the Sunnah cannot be defeated. Millions want
Islam, especially in the Hispanic community. Don't use
violence. America is already one of the most violent
societies in the world. Your adding violence to the existing
violence will not solve any problem. Look at Malcolm X: He
led millions to Islam and though stern against government
policies, never committed an act of violence.
As a Muslim you must oppose oppression but do it by
non-violent resistance which will persuade people to support
Pakistan : From our Pakistan observer
Blocking NATO Supply lines has become a decentralized
movement Affecting all of Pakistan
A week after the secular Pakistani government decided to
open the NATO supply route, it is still blocked owing to
peaceful activism by thousands of Pakistanis. Rallies
against opening the supply line have become a daily affair
and have appeared at the local level.
In this photo from an Urdu daily, Jamaat e Islami holds a
"block NATO" rally in Gulshane Iqbal township of Karachi
[East]. In the inset, A local leader, Usama Razi, hand
raised, is addressing the rally.
Pakistanis have not Forgotten Dr. Aafia: There is an "Aafia
Movement" in Action
April 17: Mass rally in Karachi calling for the release of
Aafia Siddiqui [in a cell in Ft. Worth, Texas.]
Photo below: Inset: Dr. Fawzia, Aafia's sister, addressing
the Aafia Movement rally, followed by Altaf Shakoor and
other youth leaders.
from Najat Amatullah
Si Allah contesta a tus oraciones, Él quiere aumentar tu fe.
Si Allah tarda en contestar tus oraciones, Él quiere
aumentar tu paciencia.
Si Allah no contesta a tus oraciones, es que Allah tiene
algo mejor para ti.
If Allah answer your prayers, he wants to increase your
If Allah takes too long to answer your prayers, perhaps he
wants to increase your patience.
If Allah does not answer your prayers, it may be that
Allah wants something better for you. )
Zardari, Gilani can't change US defeat in Afghanistan into
Munawar Hasan addresses Friday prayers and Conference of
By Sarfraz Hussain
LAHORE, Apr. 20: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed
Munawar Hasan, said that mentally Europeanized people like
Zardari and Gilani cannot not change the US defeat writ
large on Afghanistan mountains into victory.
Addressing the Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque, he
said that the rulers in Islamabad were prepared for a war
with the nation by agreeing to restore NATO supplies in
exchange for dollars.
Syed Munawar Hasan noted that actually a war was going on
between Islam and secularism in which the rulers were siding
He also condemned the suggestion for unilateral troops
withdrawal from Siachen and said that politicians have a
soft corner for India and desiring demotion for Pak-India
border were making such suggestions. He said the whole world
knew it was India which moved its troops to Siachen in 1984
and this compelled Pakistan to follow suit.
Continuing, Syed Munawar Hasan said that not only Zardari
and Gilani were corrupt, but their children had also adopted
the same path. The present government which was steeped in
corruption was the main hurdle in the establishment of a
peaceful and just society. He said the ordinary thieves and
dacoits were no match to Zardari and Gilani as there was no
bigger thief and dacoit than the two all over the world.
The JI Ameer said the government was keeping the nation in
the dark by saying that arms and ammunition won't be allowed
in the NATO supplies and asked who would check the
containers. He said that the arms and ammunition carried
through our route would be used against our Afghan brethren
and also in Silala like attacks. How could the rulers
allowing these supplies be termed patriotic, he asked.
Syed Munawar Hasan said, the recent Taliban attacks in
Afghanistan had reduced the position of the US militarily to
untenable. It was interesting, he said, that while the
Taliban were accepting the responsibility of these attacks,
Washington was blaming the Haqqani network. He was sure that
the NATO supplies won't be allowed to pass through this
country and thousands of people would be on the roads to
Later, addressing the All Pakistan Ulema Conference under
the aegis of the Rabita-ul Madaris al Islamia, Syed Munawar
Hasan said that the religious movements were not fond of
bringing the masses on the streets every day but they
noticed that there were conspiracies to snatch their freedom
and sovereignty and the rulers were also involved in that.
The enemy has found out its agents in our institutions, he
Stating that the US was the main cause of all the problems
being faced by the world, he urged the Ulema to play their
role in uniting the nation on one platform and for the
defense of the country's independence and sovereignty and to
foil the enemy designs.
Ittehadul Ulema [Unity of the Ulema] Pakistan chief,
Maulana Abdul Ma'lik, also spoke on the occasion.
Imran Khan pledges rights for Balochistan
21 April, 2012 [Courtesy Pak Tribune.]
QUETTA: Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on
Friday vowed that his party would give Balochistan its due
rights, hold dialogue with Baloch leaders and bring the
province at par with developed areas of the country.
The PTI chief said this while addressing a rally at the Ayub
Stadium Hockey Ground, where a large number of people had
gathered to hear his speech amid rain and inclement
Khan said the PTI would bring the killers of Akbar Bugti to
justice. He blamed the incumbent government and some
opposition leaders for the deteriorating situation in the
The PTI chief advised the estranged Baloch leaders to hold
negotiations to reach a mutual settlement of the Balochistan
problem, pledging he would fulfil all his promises.
He expressed his shock and dismay over the extra-judicial
arrests, killings in custody, recovery of mutilated and
bullet-riddled bodies, target killings of innocent people,
general lawlessness and kidnappings for ransom.
Khan said a sizable number of people had left Balochistan
and migrated to other provinces in fear following target
killings of people from all walks of life, mainly teachers
He was of the view that Balochistan could not develop as a
model province without peace and tranquility in the province
and protection of citizens.
The PTI leader said no serious efforts had been made in the
past to develop Balochistan and beat back its backwardness,
adding that the government had laid more emphasis on
launching military operations against its own people for no
reason. All the past military operations in Balochistan had
failed to provide any results, he said.
Khan said the rulers had always depended on military
operations and were inefficient and incompetent to resolve
the pressing problems of the people of Balochistan.
He blamed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz
Sharif for the current situation in Balochistan. Khan
alleged that Nawaz was instrumental in instigating the
Baloch nationalists to boycott the past elections.
Balochistan suffered the most for this decision, the PTI
chief told his audience. If Baloch and Pakhtun parties had
not boycotted the last general elections, the political
situation would have changed on the ground, he observed. No
one in this province would have been unsafe, he said. The
Baloch, Pakhtuns and Hazara would have been living in peace
and enjoying law and order in the province, the PTI leader
He defended the stand of some Baloch leaders, asking whom
they should talk to for resolution of their issues and
problems as no leader in the past had heard their issues.
Now they were forced to seek complete independence, he said.
Khan said Zardari, Gilani and Nawaz were incompetent rulers
and they had failed to bring killers of Benazir Bhutto to
justice. "If PTI got a chance to form a government, we will
bring the killers of Akbar Bugti to justice," he told his
audience in a firm manner.
"Nawaz Sharif is collecting people by distributing laptops
and we will gather the people of Balochistan to bring
lasting and durable peace," he added.
He claimed that some people had tried to scare him from
visiting Quetta, adding that he had refused to submit to
such false alarms and came to Balochistan to contribute his
share in restoring peace in the province. "Where are the Rs
110 billion given to Balochistan under the NFC Award?" Khan
posed a direct question to the provincial government.
"Development of Balochistan is not possible as long as
corrupt rulers are ruling this province and the country as a
whole," he said.
The PTI chief promised to provide substantial development
funds for Balochistan without any interruption, ensuring
balanced development of the province. The process would
continue till Balochistan is brought at par with other
provinces, he said. "Development funds will not be handed
over to MNAs or MPAs. They will not be granted any
development funds. We will spend it directly on welfare of
the people of Balochistan," he added. If the money received
under the NFC Award was spent on the people of Balochistan,
the ground situation would have been totally different, he
said. Khan said he would bring justice to the entire
country, adding that his plans would not be confined to
Balochistan only. He said all the palaces built by the
corrupt rulers would be converted into hospitals and
Khan said he was the first to raise voice against
extra-judicial arrests and murders in custody as he believed
that it would create hatred only and not serve any positive
purpose. He said if PTI was given the opportunity, it would
end the extra-judicial arrests and killings at once and the
law of the land would be held supreme. The PTI leader
invited the estranged Baloch leaders in self-exile to return
to Pakistan and hold meaningful dialogue to resolve the
pressing issues of Balochistan. He said he would fulfill all
the promises he was making before the public gathering.
PTI president Makhdoom Javed Hashmi condemned the atrocities
on the people of Balochistan, saying he remained a jail mate
of Akbar Bugti during his political struggle. Akbar Bugti
had announced to fight for the rights of Balochistan, Hashmi
said. He advised Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Harbyar Marri,
Brahmdagh Bugti and all other estranged Baloch leaders in
self-exile to return and wage a struggle to liberate not
only Balochistan but the whole Pakistan.
End the US attacks on innocent Pakistani citizens!!!!! Over
the past year there has been a series of episodes, including
the shooting of two Pakistanis in Lahore by a C.I.A.
contractor, the Navy SEALs raid in Abbottabad that killed
Osama bin Laden and the deadly airstrike in November.
U.S. Plans No Disciplinary Charges in Strike That Killed 24
American officials, finding a chain of mistakes by both
sides, have decided no service members will face
disciplinary charges in a November airstrike that killed 24
600 Political Prisoners in Tiny Bahrain. Grand Prix is a
20 April 2012
Action Alert: - Write letters denouncing the Grand Prix in
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The complicity of Formula One in the continuing abuse of
human rights by the al-Khalifa regime is a gross insult to
the people of Bahrain. The green-light for the 2012 Grand
Prix to be held in Bahrain between 20-22 April illustrates
this disregard for democratic reform amidst the injustice.
Write letters to Formula One demanding to know why they have
not cancelled the race.
The al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain has attempted desperately
to ensure that the 2012 Grand Prix is held in the country.
It has been backed by politicians, as well as business and
sporting interests that have aimed to convince the world
that Bahrain is a functioning democracy.
Since February 2011, at least seventy people - including
women, children and the elderly - have been killed by
Bahraini security forces and Saudi-led troops. There are at
present at least six-hundred political prisoners in Bahrain,
including many opposition leaders. Activist Abdulhadi
al-Khawaja has been on hunger strike for over seventy days.
It is clear that democratic reform is not underway in
Bahrain. The Grand Prix is being used as a political tool by
the Bahraini regime to legitimise its disregard for human
rights, and as a smokescreen to cloak its brutality. The
situation is increasingly dire.
To hold the Grand Prix in Bahrain will be a gross insult to
the Bahraini people - whose calls for freedom have been
callously ignored by a regime that continues to murder,
torture, arrest and intimidate ordinary people. There is
still time for Formula One's management to stop the race to
legitimize torture and oppression.
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a) Bernie Ecclestone c/o Formula One Management
Bernie Ecclestone c/o Formula One Management 6 Prince's Gate
London SW7 UK
[Your name] [Your address]
Dear Bernie Ecclestone,
Re: Race to legitimise torture and oppression in Bahrain.
I am writing to convey my disappointment that you have
chosen to allow the Grand Prix to take place in Bahrain this
In seeking to ensure that "law and order" and "stability"
are guaranteed at the Grand Prix, the Bahraini regime -
encouraged by yourself, the FIA, and British MPs - have
increased their efforts to terrorise the country's
opposition movement. These have included early hour
crackdowns and arrests on those that have engaged in
Since February 2011, at least seventy people - including
women, children and the elderly - have been killed by
Bahraini security forces and Saudi-led troops. There are at
present at least six-hundred political prisoners in Bahrain,
including many opposition leaders.
Security forces frequently disperse demonstrations using
tear-gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition - and reports
of politically motivated kidnappings are on the rise. All
activists live in fear of government reprisals against their
Given the conditions in Bahrain, how can you justify
allowing a sporting event to be held there? To allow the
Grand Prix in Bahrain lends legitimacy to the al-Khalifa
regime, whose heightened repression has continued unabated
since February 2011.
There is till time to stop racing over the blood of innocent
I look forward to you reply so that you can explain your
complicity in the Bahraini regime's state of repression.
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