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Zulhijja 28 ,1434/November 3, 2013 # 45
BILL MAHER , well known "alternative" Zionist comic news
maker, launched vicious abuse and attacks on Islam during
his show on October 25. Then he carried it further during an
appearance on CNN on October 29. Although he claims to be
against all religions but he has gone to an extreme against
Islam. We give a brief intro to Mahr to be discussed in our
next issue, inshallah.
Please scroll right to the end.
Chicago: The failure of President Obama and his side kick
Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Chicago.
In Depth Analysis of WHY Black youths are in prison and why
many Black communities are a mess. A MUST WATCH video of
University of Chicago professor Michelle Alexander. [With
thanks to Br. Ali in Virginia]:
New Islamic Year: 1435 will begin on November 5, inshallah.
The new crescent will be visible on November 4 around the
world. It will NOT BE SIGHTABLE on November 3 in "Saudi"
Arabia or anywhere else, but most probably Saudis will go
for the wrong date again. [Source Dr. Omar Afzal's web site:
Remember that the Islamic calendar was begun by Caliph Umar,
r.a., one of the greatest companions of the Prophet, pbuh.
Shocking background report: Israel's role in the break up of
[East] Pakistan in 1971.
Scroll to end please.
Courtesy Dr. FM Kamal
Outreach: Our America
Jamaat al-Muslimeen distributes Shoora Resolutions: Women's
Rights & Imam Jamil's Message
On October 31, six pages relating to Jamaat al-Muslimeen's
National Shoora were given to 100 Mjuslims after Juma salat
at a mosque in White Marsh, Maryland. Most of the people
were Arab Americans followed by Ind-Pakistanis.
The six pages were:
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's resolutions condemning Assad's
genocide in Syria, police brutality in USA, mistreatment of
prisoners, and drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
on racism, Sis. Ashira on Ethiopian
children, Br. Solano on Latinos & Sis. Nadrat on Jamaat's
Call for boycott of pro-Israeli businesses, plus Hijabi
women''s response to Malala's propaganda.
Bangladesh's rejection of homosexuality plus
documentation of anti-Muslim atrocities in Muzaffarnagar,
Imam Jamil's inspiring message from prison.
Anniversary of Usman, r.a., the third rightly guided
Caliph and compiler of the Qur'an.
The papers were well received except for opposition by a
couple of Syrians. The imam too is Syrian and makes twisted
comments against those opposing Assad.
Outreach: Our America
First Time Distribution of New Trend [hard copy] in Detroit
and Petersburg, Virginia
We thank a Muslim family in Detroit for distributing New
Trend's sample copies to 50 Muslims after Juma.
We also thank a Muslim family for distributing 25 sample
copies of New Trend to Muslims in Petersburg, Virginia, 20
miles south of Richmond.
New Trend reaches thousands of people through our web bsite
and by email but we need more hard copy distribution.
The secret behind the visit
What Nawaz Sharif Did not Tell Pakistanis: War to continue
US quietly releases $1.6B to Pakistan in military, financial
aid 19 Oct 2013
[This was known BEFORE Nawaz Sharif's visit to USA. The
comment below is by Citizens for a Legitimate Government, or
The Obama administration is quietly releasing more than $1.6
billion in frozen military and financial assistance to
Pakistan, ahead of the prime minister's visit to the White
House this week. The Associated Press reported on Saturday
that Congress has given the green light to dispersing most
of the money, which should start moving in early 2014. On
Wednesday, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will meet
with President Obama and Vice President Biden at the White
House. Obama will try to convince Pakistani leaders to play
a supportive role in neighboring Afghanistan once American
troops begin to pull out of the country after 2014
. [Instead of cutting food stamps, why not end the US
Coalition of the Bribed? The US bribes Pakistan to 'turn the
other way' while CIAciopaths carry out targeted killings
with drones! We're going to stand by and watch Paul Ryan and
Barack Obama slash 'entitlements' -- while we pay one
country (Pakistan) to pretend to execute US foreign policy
in *another* country (Afghanistan)? This is INSANE.]
Looks like there was a Mujahideen Attack in Beijing, China,
quickly covered up by the regime.
[Muslims in Sinkiang are in great distress owing to Chinese
Police cars block off the roads leading into Tiananmen
Square as smoke rises into the air after a vehicle crashed
in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing on October 28, 2013.
Three people were killed when an SUV vehicle crashed into a
crowd in Beijing's Tiananmen Square and burst into flames,
state media said, as pictures showed a tower of smoke rising
before the Forbidden City. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit
should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
BEIJING, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The Chinese government suspects
that Monday's incident in which a vehicle plowed into
pedestrians in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, killing five
including the three people in the vehicle, was a suicide
attack, sources told Reuters.
At least 38 people were injured in the incident, but there
has been no official word whether it was an accident or an
"It looks like a premeditated suicide attack," a source with
direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, speaking on
condition of anonymity to avoid repercussions for talking to
the foreign media.
While police are still investigating and have yet to
determine the identities of the three people in the vehicle,
according to the sources, Beijing police said late on Monday
they were looking for two suspects from the restive far
western region of Xinjiang in connection with a "major
incident". (Reporting by Benjamin Kang Lim; Writing by Ben
Blanchard; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)
Assad treating ENTIRE Sunni population as ENEMY+Russian
troops killed helping Assad.
Syria: October 30-November 3: Assad is carrying out an
offensive from the air against civilian populations in all
areas across the country which are under Islamic control.
The mujahideen do not have weapons to shoot down jet
fighters and fighter bombers.
Mujahideen have captured Beit Jinn, a village near the
Israeli occupied border. Assad's forces immediately started
long range shelling of the population. The population has
been fleeing to the Lebanese town of Shebaa but refugees
have the cross the rugged Hermon mountain area and as they
flee they are taregeted by Assad's forces. The Israelis
laugh at them as they see Assad's forces killing the fleeing
civilians. The Lebanese town of Shebaa has become a refugee
Meanwhile, mujahideen killed and wounded some Russian troops
in one of Assad's attempts to take back a Muslim town. The
clash brought out the presence of Russian forces in Syria.
The Russians justify their presence by saying that Islamics
from central Asia [once part of Communist empire] have
joined the mujahideen.
Assad's air force is hitting food transports. As a result,
more than 50 people, including children, have died of
starvation. [See report from Jordan below.
Scroll to end.
Breaking News: From New Trend's media monitors.
Pakistan being pushed into more war as US assassinates
Nawaz Sharif and General Kayani-ISI are two wings of US
Control of the Pakis.
On October 31, a US predator drone fired two missiles at
Islamic fighters coming out of a village mosque in North
Waziristan. The attack killed the top leader of the
Pakistani Taliban, Hakeemullah Mehsud, two of his commanders
and two of his bodyguards.
The US saw Mehsud as a dangerous enemy who had himself
photograped with the Jordanian martyrdom operator who killed
7 top CIA officers in Khost, Afghanistan. US put a $5
million trophy on Mehsud's head.
Pakistani government has expressed its dismay at the US
attack just when peace talks were to resume with the Pak
Taliban. In a similar attack in May, Waliur Rahman, Mehsud's
second in command had been killed. Small but angry rallies
have been held against the murder. Imran Khan, whose party,
Insaf, rules Frontier province has promised to block NATO
supplies in response to the attack.. Jamaate Islami said it
would support such a move.
On November 1, in a quick response to the US attack, the Pak
Taliban elected a new leader, Khan Saeed Sajna, although the
Pak Taliban's Shoora is spread across 30 areas of the
rugged tribal region. Of 60 delegates, 47 voted for Sajna..
With such superb discipline, the chances for reprisals by
the Pak Talibzan are high.
New Trend's analysis of Mehsud's murder is that the US does
not understand the Mehsud people in particular and the
Islamic Pathans in general. These are deeply Islamic people
who think killings by the US infidels guarantees paradise
for those killed in such attacks. There is a long line up of
young fighters ready to be leaders, so killing Hakeem will
not change anything. It will only make the Mehsuds angrier
than ever. Their weakness is that they do not take cover and
do not realize that the US has the technology to kill them
from a great distance. The Pakistani military is working
closely with the US and successful drone attacks cannot
take place without Pakistani intelligence on the ground.
General Kayani's men are mentally made in America, armed,
funded and brain washed by the US. The US is sly enough to
have a two pronged policy: political leaders of Nawaz
Sharif's ruling party condemn the drone attacks to deflect
public anger while the military generals continue their
treacherous alliance with the US.
How the Qur'an was Transmitted. Every verse was connected
Answering the Fitna of Rejection of Hadith.
The following is a segment of the Juma Khutba given by Dr.
Kaukab Siddique in Baltimore on October 25:
The Book called the Qur'an was with Allah and was
revealed to Muhammad, pbuh, over a period of 23 years.
Each time it was revealed, it was a WAHI or revelation on
his heart and soul, NEVER IN WRITING.
He would be helped by the Angel to memorize it. Then he
would recite it to one of few Companions who could write and
the sahabi would write. The Prophet, pbuh, himself could
NEITHER READ nor WRITE.
When the Prophet, pbuh, would tell a Companion what had
been revealed and ask him to write, that was Hadithe
Muhsammad, pbuh. Thus EVERY VERSE in the Qur'an was
transmitted by hadith.
In Madina, the Prophet, pbuh, instituted writing as a
skill among the converts to Islam. Thus as longer and longer
suras were revealed, there were more and more katibs
[scribes] to write them down.
The Book was with Allah and was gradually revealed
VERBALLY, not in writing, to the Prophet, pbuh. This should
be clear to all.
Thus when the world IQRA is translated as read or recite,
it meant that Allah was going to educate the Prophet, pbuh,
to be able to recite the Book coming down [nazil] from
When the Qur'an says, "Book", it is not implying that the
whole book had been revealed right away. The whole Book was
As time went on, the Prophet, pbuh, through Allah's
Guidance told the sahaba [his Companions] which Sura to
place where. Thus the first revelation, Alaq or Iqra became
Again all this arrangement of the Qur'an was through
Hadith, the Prophet's directions to the sahaba,
Sometimes, a few words were placed by the Prophet, pbuh,
within an entire sura which had already been revealed.
Again, this is Hadith in action. The Qur'an thus is
UNTHINKABLE without hadith. There is no Islam without
The Qur'an uses the term RECITE in various forms, such as
YATLU, TATLU, ATLU, YATALA. The role of the Prophet's, pbuh,
hadith, is best defined thus in Sura 2 verse 151:
"Allah has conferred a great favor on the believers, sending
among them a messenger from among themselves, who RECITES
[YATLU] unto them the Signs of Allah, and purifies them and
INSTRUCTS them in the Book and Wisdom."
The whole process was verbal, not in writing:
"Do not move your tongue concerning the Qur'an to make haste
therewith. It is for US to collect it [in your heart], so
you may recite it [quranu'hu], and when We have recited it,
follow its recital [quranuhu] Nay, more, it is for US to
expound it [through your tongue." [75:16-19]
So, dear Muslims, the Prophet, pbuh, was not carrying a
written Book around with him. It was all verbal and became
WRITING when the Sahaba, r.a., wrote it down and memorized
So, bless the Sahaba, r.a., after you bless the prophet,
pbuh, among them the great compiler of the entire
revelation, Usman r.a., ibn Affan.
Thus those who say "Qur'an only" or that hadith was produced
in the 3rd century are playing into the hands of the
Zionists and the Rand Corporation.
EVERY WORD of the Qur'an was transmitted through hadith.
I conclude with this beautiful Hadith:
Fatima Zahra, r.a., narrates: "The Prophet informed me
secretly, 'Jibril used to recite the Qur'an to me and I to
him once a year, but this year he has recited the entire
Qur'an with me twice. I do not think but that my death is
approaching.' " [Sahih Bukhari, Fadail al-Qur'an.]
Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Chairperson, Department of Languages and Literature, Interim
INSTITUTE FOR HISTORICAL REVIEW
What is 'Holocaust Denial'?
By Barbara Kulaszka
In recent years, considerable attention has been devoted to
the supposed danger of "Holocaust denial." Politicians,
newspapers and television warn about the growing influence
of those who reject the Holocaust story that some six
million European Jews were systematically exterminated
during the Second World War, most of them in gas
In several countries, including Israel, France, Germany and
Austria, "Holocaust denial" is against the law, and
"deniers" have been punished with stiff fines and prison
sentences. Some Jewish community leaders have called for
similar measures in North America. In Canada, David Matas,
Senior Counsel for the "League for Human Rights" of the
Zionist B'nai B'rith organization, says: 
"The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews, including
two million children. Holocaust denial is a second murder of
those same six million. First their lives were extinguished;
then their deaths. A person who denies the Holocaust becomes
part of the crime of the Holocaust itself."
Often overlooked in this controversy is the crucial
question: Just what constitutes "Holocaust denial"?
Should someone be considered a "Holocaust denier" because he
does not believe - as Matas and many others insist - that
six million Jews were killed during World War II? This
figure was cited by the International Military Tribunal at
Nuremberg in 1945-1946. It found that "the policy pursued
[by the German government] resulted in the killing of six
million Jews, of which four million were killed in the
extermination institutions." 
Yet if that is so, then several of the most prominent
Holocaust historians could be regarded as "deniers."
Professor Raul Hilberg, author of the standard reference
work, The Destruction of the European Jews, does not accept
that six million Jews died. He puts the total of deaths
(from all causes) at 5.1 million. Gerald Reitlinger, author
of The Final Solution, likewise did not accept the six
million figure. He estimated the figure of Jewish wartime
dead might be as high as 4.6 million, but admitted that this
was conjectural due to a lack of reliable information.
Is someone a "Holocaust denier" if he says that the Nazis
did not make soap from the corpses of murdered Jews? After
considering the evidence - including an actual bar of soap
supplied by the Soviets - the Nuremberg Tribunal declared in
its Judgment that "in some instances attempts were made to
utilize the fat from the bodies of the victims in the
commercial manufacture of soap." 
In 1990, though, Israel's official Yad Vashem Holocaust
center "rewrote history" by admitting that the soap story
was not true. "Historians have concluded that soap was not
made from human fat. When so many people deny the Holocaust
ever happened, why give them something to use against the
truth?," said Yad Vashem official Shmuel Krakowski. 
Is someone a "Holocaust denier" if he does not accept that
the January 1942 "Wannsee conference" of German bureaucrats
was held to set or coordinate a program of systematic mass
murder of Europe's Jews? If so, Israeli Holocaust historian
Yehuda Bauer must be wrong - and a "Holocaust denier" -
because he declared: "The public still repeats, time after
time, the silly story that at Wannsee the extermination of
the Jews was arrived at." In Bauer's opinion, Wannsee was a
meeting but "hardly a conference" and "little of what was
said there was executed in detail." 
Is someone a "Holocaust denier" if he says that there was no
order by Hitler to exterminate Europe's Jews? There was a
time when the answer would have been yes. Holocaust
historian Raul Hilberg, for example, wrote in the 1961
edition of his study, The Destruction of the European Jews,
that there were two Hitler orders for the destruction of
Europe's Jews: the first given in the spring of 1941, and
the second shortly thereafter. But Hilberg removed mention
of any such order from the revised, three-volume edition of
his book published in 1985.  As Holocaust historian
Christopher Browning has noted: 
"In the new edition, all references in the text to a Hitler
decision or Hitler order for the 'Final Solution' have been
systematically excised. Buried at the bottom of a single
footnote stands the solitary reference: 'Chronology and
circumstances point to a Hitler decision before the summer
ended.' In the new edition, decisions were not made and
orders were not given."
A lack of hard evidence for an extermination order by Hitler
has contributed to a controversy that divides Holocaust
historians into "intentionalists" and "functionalists." The
former contend that there was a premeditated extermination
policy ordered by Hitler, while the latter hold that
Germany's wartime "final solution" Jewish policy evolved at
lower levels in response to circumstances. But the crucial
point here is this: notwithstanding the capture of literally
tons of German documents after the war, no one can point to
documentary evidence of a wartime extermination order, plan
or program. This was admitted by Professor Hilberg during
his testimony in the 1985 trial in Toronto of
German-Canadian publisher Ernst Zündel. 
So just what constitutes "Holocaust denial"? Surely a claim
that most Auschwitz inmates died from disease and not
systematic extermination in gas chambers would be "denial."
But perhaps not. Jewish historian Arno J. Mayer, a Princeton
University professor, wrote in his 1988 study Why Did the
Heavens Not Darken?: The 'Final Solution' in History:
"...From 1942 to 1945, certainly at Auschwitz , but probably
overall, more Jews were killed by so-called 'natural' causes
than by 'unnatural' ones." 
Even estimates of the number of people who died at Auschwitz
- allegedly the main extermination center - are no longer
clear cut. At the postwar Nuremberg Tribunal, the Allies
charged that the Germans exterminated four million people at
Auschwitz.  Until 1990, a memorial plaque at Auschwitz
read: "Four Million People Suffered and Died Here at the
Hands of the Nazi Murderers Between the Years 1940 and
Is it "Holocaust denial" to dispute these four million
deaths? Not today. In July 1990, the Polish government's
Auschwitz State Museum, along with Israel's Yad Vashem
Holocaust center, conceded that the four million figure was
a gross exaggeration, and references to it were accordingly
removed from the Auschwitz monument. Israeli and Polish
officials announced a tentative revised toll of 1.1 million
Auschwitz dead.  In 1993, French Holocaust researcher
Jean-Claude Pressac, in a much-discussed book about
Auschwitz, estimated that altogether about 775,000 died
there during the war years. 
Professor Mayer acknowledges that the question of how many
really died in Auschwitz remains open. In Why Did the
Heavens Not Darken? he wrote: 
"... Many questions remain open ... All in all, how many
bodies were cremated in Auschwitz? How many died there all
told? What was the national, religious, and ethnic breakdown
in this commonwealth of victims? How many of them were
condemned to die a 'natural' death and how many were
deliberately slaughtered? And what was the proportion of
Jews among those murdered in cold blood among these gassed?
We have simply no answers to these questions at this
What about denying the existence of extermination "gas
chambers"? Here too, Mayer makes a startling statement:
"Sources for the study of the gas chambers are at once rare
and unreliable." While Mayer believes that such chambers did
exist at Auschwitz, he points out that "most of what is
known is based on the depositions of Nazi officials and
executioners at postwar trials and on the memory of
survivors and bystanders. This testimony must be screened
carefully, since it can be influenced by subjective factors
of great complexity." 
One example of this might be the testimony of Rudolf Höss,
an SS officer who served as commandant of Auschwitz. In its
Judgment, the Nuremberg International Military Tribunal
quoted at length from his testimony to support its findings
of extermination. 
It is now well established that Höss' crucial testimony, as
well as his so-called "confession" - which was also cited by
the Nuremberg Tribunal - are not only false, but were
obtained by beating the former commandant nearly to death.
 Höss' wife and children were also threatened with death
and deportation to Siberia. In his statement - which would
not be admissible today in any United States court of law -
Höss claimed the existence of an extermination camp called
"Wolzek." In fact, no such camp ever existed. He further
claimed that during the time that he was commandant of
Auschwitz, two and a half million people were exterminated
there, and that a further half million died of disease. 
Today no reputable historian upholds these figures. Höss was
obviously willing to say anything, sign anything and do
anything to stop the torture, and to try to save himself and
In his 1988 book, Professor Mayer calls for "excavations at
the killing sites and in their immediate environs" to
determine more about the gas chambers. In fact, such
forensic studies have been made. The first was conducted in
1988 by American execution equipment consultant, Fred A.
Leuchter, Jr. He carried out an on-site forensic examination
of the alleged gas chambers at Auschwitz, Birkenau and
Majdanek to determine if they could have been used to kill
people as claimed. After a careful study of the alleged
killing facilities, Leuchter concluded that the sites were
not used, and could not have been used, as homicidal gas
chambers. Furthermore, an analysis of samples taken by
Leuchter from the walls and floors of the alleged gas
chambers showed either no or minuscule traces of cyanide
compound, from the active ingredient of Zyklon B, the
pesticide allegedly used to murder Jews at Auschwitz.
A confidential forensic examination (and subsequent report)
commissioned by the Auschwitz State Museum and conducted by
Institute of Forensic Research in Krakow has confirmed
Leuchter's finding that minimal or no traces of cyanide
compound can be found in the sites alleged to have been gas
The significance of this is evident when the results of the
forensic examination of the alleged homicidal gas chambers
are compared with the results of the examination of the
Auschwitz disinfestation facilities, where Zyklon B was used
to delouse mattresses and clothing. Whereas no or only trace
amounts of cyanide were found in the alleged homicidal gas
chambers, massive traces of cyanide were found in the walls
and floor in the camp's disinfestation delousing
Another forensic study was carried out by German chemist
Germar Rudolf. On the basis of his on-site examination and
analysis of samples, the certified chemist and doctoral
candidate concluded: "For chemical-technical reasons, the
claimed mass gassings with hydrocyanic acid in the alleged
'gas chambers' in Auschwitz did not take place ... The
supposed facilities for mass killing in Auschwitz and
Birkenau were not suitable for this purpose..." 
There is also the study of Austrian engineer Walter Lüftl, a
respected expert witness in numerous court cases, and former
president of Austria's professional association of
engineers. In a 1992 report he called the alleged mass
extermination of Jews in gas chambers "technically
So just what constitutes "Holocaust denial"? Those who
support criminal persecution of "Holocaust deniers" seem to
be still living in the world of 1946 where the Allied
officials of the Nuremberg Tribunal have just pronounced
their verdict. But the Tribunal's findings can no longer be
assumed to be valid. Because it relied so heavily on such
untrustworthy evidence as the Höss testimony, some of its
most critical findings are now discredited.
For purposes of their own, powerful special interest groups
desperately seek to keep substantive discussion of the
Holocaust story taboo. One of the ways they do this is by
purposely mischaracterizing revisionist scholars as
"deniers." But the truth can't be suppressed forever: There
is a very real and growing controversy about what actually
happened to Europe's Jews during World War II.
Let this issue be settled as all great historical
controversies are resolved: through free inquiry and open
debate in our journals, newspapers and classrooms.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Jan. 22, 1992.
Trial of the Major War Criminals Before the International
Military Tribunal (IMT "blue series"), Vol. 22, p. 496.
IMT "blue series," Vol. 22, p. 496.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto), April 25, 1990; See also:
M. Weber, "Jewish Soap," The Journal of Historical Review,
The Canadian Jewish News (Toronto), Jan. 30, 1992, p.
See: Barbara Kulaszka, ed., Did Six Million Really Die:
Report of the Evidence in the Canadian 'False News' Trial of
Ernst Zündel (Toronto: Samisdat, 1992), pp. 192, 300,
C. Browning, "The Revised Hilberg," Simon Wiesenthal
Annual, Vol. 3, 1986, p. 294; B. Kulaszka, ed., Did Six
Million Really Die (1992), p. 117.
B. Kulaszka, ed., Did Six Million Really Die (1992), pp.
A. Mayer, Why Did the Heavens Not Darken?: The 'Final
Solution' in History (Pantheon, 1988), p. 365.
Nuremberg document 008-USSR, in IMT "blue series," Vol.
39, pp. 241, 261.
B. Kulaszka, ed., Did Six Million Really Die (1992), p.
Y. Bauer, "Fighting the Distortions," The Jerusalem Post
(Israel), Sept. 22, 1989; "Auschwitz Deaths Reduced to a
Million," The Daily Telegraph (London), July 17, 1990; "
Poland Reduces Auschwitz Death Toll Estimate to 1 Million,"
The Washington Times, July 17, 1990.
J.-C. Pressac, Les Crémetoires d'Auschwitz: La
machinerie du meurtre de masse (Paris: CNRS, 1993), p. 148.
See also: R. Faurisson, "Jean-Claude Pressac's New Auschwitz
Book," The Journal of Historical Review, Jan.-Feb. 1994, p.
A. Mayer, Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? (1988), p.
A. Mayer, Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? (1988), pp.
IMT "blue series," Vol. 1, pp. 251-252; Nuremberg
document 3868-PS, in IMT "blue series," Vol. 33, pp.
Rupert Butler, Legions of Death (England: 1983), pp.
See: R. Faurisson, "How the British Obtained the
Confession of Rudolf Höss," The Journal of Historical
Review, Winter 1986-87, pp. 389-403.
See, for example: B. Kulaszka, ed., Did Six Million
Really Die (1992), pp. 469-502. See also: M. Weber, "Fred
Leuchter: Courageous Defender of Historical Truth," The
Journal of Historical Review, Winter 1992-93, pp. 421-428
( http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v12/v12p421_Weber.html )
"An Official Polish Report on the Auschwitz 'Gas
Chambers'," The Journal of Historical Review, Summer 1991,
G. Rudolf, Gutachten ueber die Bildung und
Nachweisbarkeit von Cyanidverbindungen in den 'Gaskammern'
von Auschwitz (London: 1993) ( http://www.vho.org/D/rga/ );
The Rudolf Report (in English) (
"The 'Lüftl Report'," The Journal of Historical Review,
This essay is adapted from a text first published in 1992 by
the Canadian Free Speech League.
About the Author
Barbara Kulaszka is a Canadian lawyer who practices law in
Brighton, Ontario. She is best known for her work in free
speech cases. During the 1988 "Holocaust trial" in Toronto,
she served a co-counsel (with Doug Christie) for defendant
Ernst Zundel. In 1999 she was awarded the "George Orwell
Award" by the Canadian Free Speech League.
With thanks to Dr. FM Kamal, Bangladeshi scholar.
Israel helped India in 1971 war
Nov 1, 2013
India may not have had diplomatic ties with Israel but New
Delhi quietly sought and got arms from Tel Aviv as it
prepared to go to war with Pakistan in 1971, a book has
The book, 1971, by scholar Srinath Raghavan offers fresh
insights into the 14-day war that led to the creation of
Raghavan accessed the PN Haksar papers maintained at the
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in Delhi. These papers
document startling aspects of a war that is probably India's
finest military moment but has not been documented
adequately. A diplomat, Haksar was also an adviser to the
then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Raghavan's research reveals that India's ambassador to
France DN Chatterjee began the process to get Israeli arms
with a note to the external affairs ministry on July 6,
1971, saying assistance from Israel for "propaganda, finance
and even procurement of armament and oil" would be
Gandhi immediately accepted the proposal and through the
country's external intelligence agency R&AW began the
process to get the arms through the tiny principality of
India didn't have diplomatic ties with Israel at that time,
having voted against its creation in 1948, and consistently
supported the Arabs in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Israel was in middle of an arms shortage but prime minister
Golda Meir stepped in to divert arms meant for Iran to
India. She sent a note addressed to Gandhi in Hebrew through
Shlomo Zabuldowicz, the director of the firm handling the
secret transfers, with a request for diplomatic ties in
return for arms. The diplomatic ties, however, could only be
established in 1992 when Narasimha Rao was the Indian
Another note - from then R&AW chief RN Kao on August 4, 1971
to Haksar - also finds mention in Raghavan's book. The note
detailed how the arms would be airlifted with a batch of
Israeli instructors. The arms would eventually land up with
the Indian Army and the Mukti Bahini, the guerilla force of
Bengalis who would force the Pakistanis to surrender.
Other revelations in the book include a secret agreement
between Iran and Pakistan to give air cover to Karachi in
case of an Indian attack. But the Shah of Iran reneged on
the agreement, fearing retaliation from the Soviet
Interestingly, while Gandhi was worried about Chinese
intervention, the then charge de affairs of the Indian
embassy, Brajesh Mishra, who would go on to be the national
security adviser in the Vajpayee government, sent an
authoritative assessment that China would stay out of the
Finally, the US move to send in the seventh fleet to
"intimidate" India proved counter-productive. As soon as the
American ships arrived, India decided to step up the
offensive and para-dropped troops in Tangail to make a dash
for Dhaka. As the capital fell, India forced a surrender
before any international power could intervene.
Saikat Datta , Hindustan Times New Delhi. Srinath Raghavan
is Senior Fellow at Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
Assad's Innocent Victims
50 displaced Syrians 'die of starvation' near Jordan border
October 31, 2013 by Al Hittin
- By The Jordan Times
AMMAN/IRBID - Fifty Syrian refugees trapped along the
Jordanian-Syrian border by ongoing shelling died of
starvation and malnutrition on Monday and Tuesday, activists
and border region residents said.
The deaths were reported in the Syrian border villages of
Daal, Sheikh Maskin and Al Tufs as regime forces continued
an ongoing aerial bombing campaign that has prevented food
supplies from reaching the under-siege towns.
The vast majority of the deceased were some of the estimated
50,000 displaced Syrians who have fled various cities across
the country and have been prevented by rising violence from
crossing into Jordan, activists claim.
"We are starting to see children and even adults dying from
simple health conditions such as dehydration and diarrhoea,"
said Ahmad Al Jayousi, a volunteer nurse at a makeshift
field hospital in Al Tufs, where 20 patients have reportedly
died of malnutrition-related complications this week.
The reported deaths raises to 250 the total number of
civilians in southern Syria who have allegedly succumbed to
starvation-related health conditions this month, Syrian
rebel officials say, warning that the lives of over 20,000
remain in danger should relief agencies fail to break the
ongoing military blockade and deliver aid to border towns
Damascus continued its seven-week-old aerial offensive
across southern Syria, closing off traditional access routes
to Jordan and driving hundreds to flee to the Kingdom via
the eastern desert along the Iraqi border.
Some 400 Syrians crossed into Jordan early Tuesday, the
Jordan Armed Forces said, the vast majority having travelled
from the northern Syrian towns of Homs and Hama.
Jordan has opened its borders to over 600,000 Syrians since
the onset of the conflict in March 2011.
Bill Maher intro
[With thanks to Kris]
Bill Maher was born in New York City and grew up in River
Vale, NJ. His Irish Catholic father, William, was a radio
announcer and news editor. His Jewish mother, Julie, was a
nurse. Maher was raised in the Catholic faith. While
attending Cornell University, he decided to try stand-up
His family stopped going to church, however, when Bill was a
young teen due to his father's objection to the Catholic
Church's stance on birth control. Judaism was almost a
non-issue in the Maher household and young Bill didn't even
find out that his mother was Jewish until his early teens.1
Most of the research for this article was done by watching
Bill Maher's film, Religulous. The film very clearly
outlines Maher's religious beliefs interspersed with him
making fools of religious people (which he very effectively
does), be they fundamentalist Muslims or barely-educated
truckers at a truck stop Christian church.
Maher would be considered, in traditional terms, an
"I'm saying that doubt is the only appropriate response for
However, Maher takes it a step further, calling himself an
"apatheist"3 because he thinks religion is so ridiculous
that it's not even worth thinking or caring about-even
though his films, numerous comments and critiques, and his
show "Real Time with Bill Maher" would indicate that he
does, in fact, care quite a bit. This is certainly not the
only case of hypocrisy in Maher's mentality-as we will see
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