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Jamada al-Awwal 16,1435/March 16, 2014 # 11
Bradley Smith [California] writes to the Holohoax Museum.
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Breaking News: Gaza [Palestine] 3.11 to 3.14
On March 11, in one of is attacks on Gaza, Israel killed
three fighters of Islamic Jihad. This time the Palestinians
fired back. This led to huge escalation by Israel using
artillery and jet fighter strikes. The Jihad group.
undeterred, fired more rockets at Israel which was followed
by more Israeli air strikes.
The US media as usual presented the Palestinians as the
aggressors. Under international law, occupied people have
the right to fight back.
We have a number of items on Israel and international Jewry.
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Breaking News: Egypt
March 15: In an attack by Islamic fighters in the Shubra
al-Khayma suburb of Cairo, six Egyptian troops were killed.
Earlier on March 12, an Egyptian soldier was killed in
Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the attack. The Sisi regime
is blaming the Brotherhood.
More than 2000 unarmed supporters of Brotherhood have been
killed by General Sisi's forces and more than 25000 wounded.
[As New Trend prognosticated, more and more young people
will join the jihad groups as Sisi continues to smash the
democratic Muslim Brotherhood.
Breaking news: Nigeria
On March 13, Boko Haram Islamic movement launch an audacious
attack on the strongest Nigerian military garrison in
Maiduguri [northeastern Nigeria]. Nigeria does not allow
reporters owing to atrocities being committed by the army
but eyewitnesses noted that this time the aermy was beaten.
Scores of its troops were killed and more importantly, Boko
Haram was able to free militant supporters imprisoned in the
military fortress. The army then sent out Chfristian
vigilantes to kill and terrorize Muslim citizens. It was too
late. The prisoners escaped.
During the fighting, the Nigerian air force bombed the local
university where troops were unable to dislodge Boko Haram
fighters linking up with students who support them.
In a previous attack by the Nigerian air force, 20 Muslims
were killed in another northern town. Nigerian army has
killed hundreds of civilians and then blamed Boko Haram.
This is known as the "Algerian method."
Breaking News: Pakistan.
March 15 Peace is becoming possible in Pakistan. After Pak
Taliban declared cease fire, al-Qaida forces and Jundullah,
located in Nooristan province of Afghanistan, right across
the Pakistan border, have also declared cease fire. Pak
Taliban have the upper hand and are demanding Pakistan army
withdraw from North Waziristan and release prisoners .
March 12. Peace is hindered by the fact that there are 8
splinter groups of Pak Taliban. One group provoked by the
presence of Pakistani armored cars on the outskirts of
Pakistan launched a bomb attack killing 11 troops.
Paki military might be playing for time. The US suddenly
delivered $1.8 billion to the Nawaz Sharif government. US is
now interfering even in Islamic law matters.
[There was an attack inside a court in Islamabad which made
no sense other than to derail the cease fire. Could be a
rogue segnent of the military intelligence, to blame Pak
Jamaate Islami leader Munawar Hasan delivered a withering
attack on US interference. See report and photo below.
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Breaking News: Syria
March 15: Yabroud battle. Hizbullah slaughtered but ...
The raging battles around Yabroud has brought Assad's forces
to the town itself. Major Hizbullah formations entered the
battle but were slaughtered by the mujahideen. Careful
observers say Hizbullah lost 70 killed and 80 wounded in the
week long fighting but reinforcements and weapons are
pouring in from Lebanon. Al-Nusra has withdrawn from one of
its positions in front of Yabroud. Assad's air forces is
pounding the Yabroud defenders. Today there were 16 air
Assad's air borne troops launched a surprise attack in
Hessakah, eastern Syria, but were forced to retreat owing to
a join counter attack by al-Nusra and ISIL.
Fighting is also raging south of Hama and on the outskirts
Exchanging women and children: Assad is holding thousands of
Muslim women and children as hostages. On March 14 the
Islamic forces gave him a surprise. They brought 94 women
captured from Assad's home enclave of Latakia and are
demanding an exchange with 2,000 women and children held by
Christians treated well. On March 10, al-Nusra exchanged 13
nuns from Maalaoula with 25 Muslim women in Assad's hands.
The nuns, after reaching Damascus, had the courage to say
that they were treated well by al-Nusra.
The scene was quite different in Zara, the village Assad's
forces entered last week. Here is an eyewitness account of
Assad forces' behavior as they killed civilians.:"Some of
them were butchered inside their homes and then they set the
homes on fire. Others, the tanks fired at the homes. Others
were killed by snipers as they fled."
4th year begins. The conflict in Syria has taken 140,000
lives, mostly civilians killed by the Alawite military
elites and death squads. The dead include 11,000 children,
many of them tortured by the Alawites. To put an end to
resistance in the big cities, Assad has been carrying out
indiscriminate bombing including barrel bombs. More than 9
million Syrians have left their homes and of these 2.5
million have left Syria. This is the biggest movement of
refugees in modern history, after Pakistanis coming from
India and Palestinians expelled by the Jews.
Assad, with Iranian, Russian and Hizbullah help, is trying
to open up the route from Damascus via Homs to Latakia.
That's his supply route and escape route to Latakia. However
parts of the Latakia hinterland is in Islamic hands. From
Raqqa to Iraq is ISIL. And from Damascus to Aleppo to Turkey
it is al-Nusra [with Assad enclaves here and there in
fortresses.] In the south to "Israel" is FSA heavily funded
by the Saudis but inactive,
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In building up the holocaust story, the "chosen people"
often became over confident and did not see the big holes in
their horror stories. Bradley Smith, master critic of the
holo industry, writes about one of these holes.
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Shoora on May 3, inshallah.
Boycott Israel-supporting businesses, oppose occupation,
condemn Bashar & Sisi.
Hail Muslim women. Free Political Prisoners. Educate against
Homosexuality & Liquor.
Islamic shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen will be held on May 3,
Organizer: Sis. Ashira
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
] will speak on the connection of racism
Br. Robert Solano on Da'wah to the Hispanic communities.
and many others.
On March 14, after juma prayers, two Christian women
embraced Islam at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central
Baltimore. They were given the shahada by the African imam
of the masjid.
There has been an ongoing series of conversions to Islam at
Literature on Agha Khan, Sahaba, r.a., Syria, Saudi Arabia,
Munawar Hsaan Distributed
On March 14, four pages of Jamaat al-Muslimeen Literature
was given to 100 Muslims after Juma in the White Marsh area
of Maryland, 13 miles northeast of Baltimore. The people
were mostly Arab Americans and Indo-Pakistanis. The four
pages were as follows:
Extremist cut leader Agha Khan hailed extremist right
wing Canadian government. [Photos.]
Dr. Kaukab's khutba on Prophet's, pbuh, sahaba, r.a., No
one is greater than them after prophets.
Jamaate Islami Pak leader Munawar Hasan's outstanding
role in Saudi conference.
Critique of Saudi label of terrorism on Ikhwan, al-Nusra
Northeastern University Suspends Students for Justice in
With profound disappointment and righteous indignation
Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine
announces it has been suspended as an organization. SJP is
disappointed because Northeastern's claims of creating a
diverse learning environment that encourages the free
exchange of ideas and promotes Academic Freedom are
impossible to reconcile with the university's decision to
suppress our speech and suspend our political group. As if
banning our activities from campus and denying us all use of
campus resources wasn't outrageous enough, the university is
pursuing expulsion-level sanctions for two students—all for
participation in a mock eviction action. SJP is furious to
report the only individuals to face our school's opaque
disciplinary process are two young women of color; none of
the white or male participants have faced any charges. This
unprecedented ban and appalling prosecutions are the latest
attempt by the university to suppress pro-Palestine speech,
and continues the university's disturbing history of
Please take action using the link below:
A tribute to Rachel Corrie.
She Gave her life stopping Israeli Bulldozer Demolishing
by Anwar ul Haq [Islsmabad, Pakistan]
A pretty and innocent girl Rachel Corrie
Stood like a mountain in front of gross terrorism
Although Bulldozer killed her, she is still alive
And her fight continues against terrorism
Rachel Corrie is the symbol of principle and humanity
She is the crown and jewel of human dignity
She is the voice of human conscience and morality
Rachel Corrie you will be loved and respected till
Rachel's blood drops poured in the sacred land
Giving birth to the trees of freedom in the wonderland
The beautiful flowers of those trees remind us always
The softness of her heart, firmness of her moral ways
The Lurking Danger Beneath
Al-Aqsa vs. Israel
by RAMZY BAROUD
Something sinister is brewing around and below al-Aqsa
Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, and it has the hallmark
of a familiar Israeli campaign to strip the Mosque of its
Muslim Arab identity. This time around, however, the stakes
are much higher.
The status of al-Aqsa mosque is unparalleled within the
context of Muslim heritage in Palestine itself. It is also
the third holiest Muslim shrine anywhere. But equally as
important, it is a symbol of faith, resistance and defiance.
Its story of struggle and perseverance goes hand in hand
with the very modern Palestinian struggle for rights,
freedom and identity. Praying at al-Aqsa at times seems like
an impossible feat. Many Palestinians lost life or limbs
simply trying to gain access to the mosque.
In a statement released on March 7, the Palestinian Ministry
of Awqaf and Religious Affairs said Israeli forces carried
out 30 attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque and other holy sites
during the month of February alone. Most of the attacks
targeted Al-Aqsa itself. While the recurring violations at
Al-Aqsa were led by Jewish settlers, according to the
statement, they have done so under the watchful eye,
protection and support of the Israeli police and army.
Most alarming about these attacks is their political
context, which indicates that a great degree of coordination
is underway between politicians, security forces and Jewish
In anticipation of a Palestinian backlash, on March 04, an
Israeli court sentenced Islamic leader Sheikh Rade Saleh to
eight months in prison for 'incitement'. The Sheikh is the
most outspoken Palestinian leader regarding the danger
facing Al-Aqsa. Why silence Sheik Saleh now when the attacks
against al-Aqsa are at an all times high?
It was on February 25, 1994, that US-born Jewish extremist
Baruch Goldstein stormed into the Ibrahimi Mosque in the
Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and opened fire. The
aim was to kill as many Arabs as he could.
At that moment, nearly 800 Muslim worshipers were kneeling
down during the dawn prayer in the holiest month of the
Muslim Calendar; Ramadan. He killed up to 30 people and
wounded over 120. Exactly 20 years later, the Israeli army
stormed al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest Muslim site, and
opened fire. The timing was no accident.
Like the rest of the West Bank, Al-Khalil is facing the dual
challenge of armed Jewish settlers and Israeli occupation
soldiers; the latter enforcing the military occupation,
while providing further protection to the settlers. The
settlers, extremists from the illegal settlement of Kiryat
Arba, often attack Palestinian residents of the town with
complete impunity. Interestingly, many of Kiryat Arba
settlers are Americans, as was Baruch Goldstein.
It was not enough that Israeli soldiers within the vicinity
of the Ibrahimi Mosque allowed Goldstein - armed with a
Galil rifle and other weapons - access to the mosque, but
they opened fire on worshipers as they tried to flee the
scene. Israeli soldiers killed 24 more and injured others.
Goldstein, now a hero in the eyes of many in Israel, is
often blamed solely for the massacre in al-Khalil. But in
fact, it was a mutual effort between Goldstein and the
This symbiotic relationship between the army and settlers,
which dates back to the early days of the Israeli occupation
of Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, continues.
While Israeli bulldozers dig into Palestinian land during
the day, leveling mounds of ground and destroying olive
groves for settlement expansion, heavy machinery burrows
beneath the Old City of al-Quds, Jerusalem, at night. The
Israelis are looking for evidence of what they believe to be
ancient Jewish temples, presumably destroyed in 586BC and
AD70. To fulfil "prophecy", Jewish extremists believe that a
third temple must be built. But of course, there is the
inconvenient fact that on that particular spot exists one of
Islam's holiest sites: The Noble Sanctuary, or al-Haram
al-Sharif. It has been an exclusively Muslim prayer site for
the last 1,300 years.
The Noble Sanctuary, located in Jerusalem's Old City, is the
home of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. The site
has been under constant threat, attacks, acts of arson and
military violence for nearly five decades. The few Muslim
clergy - belonging to the Islamic Trust which manages the
area, along with the custodianship of Jordan - are mindful
of the ever-lurking Israeli threat that oftentimes turns
deadly. It was no surprise that late Israeli leader Ariel
Sharon chose that exact place to carry out his proactive
'tour' of al-Aqsa compound in 2000. Many unarmed
Palestinians, mostly worshipers, died on that day. Thousands
more were lost in the following months and years as the
entirety of the occupied territories and Palestinian towns
inside Israel exploded with unprecedented fury. Sharon was
later elected Prime Minister of Israel.
That same dangerous combination - rightwing politicians
allied with religious zealots - is at work once more. They
are eyeing Al-Aqsa for annexation, the same way the Israeli
government is laboring to permanently annex large swathes of
the occupied West Bank, to preclude any future settlement
with the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas.
The Israeli Knesset (Parliament) chose the 20th anniversary
of the Goldstein massacre of Palestinians in al-Khalil to
begin a debate concerning the status of Al-Aqsa compound.
Right-wingers - which constitute the bulk in the government
of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - want the Israeli
government to enforce its 'sovereignty' over the Muslim
site, which is administered by Jordan per the
Jordanian-Israeli peace treaty of 1994. Israeli MP Moshe
Feiglin, is the man behind the move, but he is not alone.
Feiglin is a member of Netanyahu's Likud party, and has
strong backing within the party, the government and the
A major backer of Feiglin's initiative is Miri Regev, also a
far-right Likud member. Regev is demanding that the
government establish separate prayer times for both Jews and
Muslims in Al-Aqsa Compound. The model she wishes to
duplicate is no other than the Ibrahimi Mosque. "We will
reach a situation where the Temple Mount will be like the
Cave of the Patriarchs, days for Jews and days for Muslims,"
Of course, Regev omitted the fact that 20 years ago to the
day, a Jewish extremist and Israeli troops killed and
wounded hundreds of Palestinians kneeling for prayer.
On the next day following the Israeli government debate, a
thundering sound was heard around 3 AM in the Wadi Hilweh
neighborhood of Silwan, located south of the Old City of
Jerusalem. Residents heard the "sounds of heavy duty
machines digging under their houses throughout the night,"
Ma'an reported. Then, a large wall suddenly collapsed, while
a few houses sustained damage. The Israeli underground
network of tunnels is growing, as some of these tunnels
connect Wadi Hilweh to the Western Wall to Al-Aqsa.
While the danger of Al-Aqsa Mosque collapsing is very real,
it is a representation of the mentality that rules Israel:
one of annexation and military occupation, with no regard
whatsoever to Palestine's holiest site, also revered by over
1.6 billion Muslims around the world.
Ramzy Baroud is an internationally-syndicated columnist, a
media consultant and the editor of PalestineChronicle.com.
His latest book is "My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's
Untold Story" (Pluto Press, London).
Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
Sara Bloomfield, Director, United States Holocaust Memorial
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC
Main telephone: 202.488.0400, TTY: 202.488.0406
12 March 2014
On the Website of the USHMM there is a page titled Voices on
Anti Semitism http://tinyurl.com/kukxuny There I find a podcast
where you make a number of interesting, morally valuable
observations. On the question of "The power of hate" you
say: "I think our Museum presents the Holocaust in a way
that challenges people to confront human nature-the entire
spectrum, from extraordinary evil that led to the mass
murder of Jews to the extraordinary goodness of people who
risked their lives, risked the lives of their families to
save another human being . . . ."
With regard to "confronting human nature":
I believe you would acknowledge that you are aware of who
Abraham Bomba was, that he is featured on your Website
testifying on film to the fact that as a Sonderkommando he
collaborated with Germans in the mass-murder of maybe a
million Jews at Treblinka.
At the same time I find no suggestion at the USHMM that any
effort has ever been made to confront the "human nature" of
Mr. Bomba's behavior. In fact, on your Website he is treated
with respect as if he were merely a victim, even perhaps
something of a hero.
The Bomba testimony on film that the Museum has chosen to
display includes this text: "Mr. Bomba was chosen to cut
women's hair before these women were to be gassed." At one
place Bomba himself testifies:
"I knew them; I lived with them in my town. I lived with
them in my street, and some of them were my close friends.
And when they saw me, they started asking me, Abe this and
Abe that- 'What's going to happen to us?' What could you
tell them? What could you tell? . . . Can you imagine that
you have to cut their hair and not to tell them a word
because you were not allowed? If you say a word that they
going to...uh...be gassed in five or seven minutes later,
there would be a panic over there and they (the barbers)
would be killed too . . . "
In short, Mr. Bomba testifies on film that he collaborated
with Germans in the mass murder of Jews at Treblinka. The
Museum exploits his testimony to raise money for the Museum.
But there is no evidence anywhere on the Museum's Website
that anyone there has made any effort whatever to confront
the "human nature" of Mr. Bomba. When a man confesses on
film to collaborating with Germans in the extermination of
thousands of Jewish children, do you not see something
there, in the "human nature" of the man, that needs to be,
if not confronted, at least addressed?
I may be mistaken, but one has the impression that you are
being purposefully blind to the fact that Mr. Bomba's
collaboration with Germans in the mass-gassings of Jews
represents what we have been encouraged to consider as a war
crime for which Germans and others have been tried,
convicted, and executed. Ms. Bloomberg: do you not think it
time that someone at the United States Holocaust Memorial
Museum confronts the "human nature" of such individuals as
Abraham Bomba, their decisions to participate in the
extermination of the Jews?
Why is it not time? What is it that is so very special about
Abraham Bomba and his collaboration with Germans in the mass
murder of Jews? To what purpose might his guilt be found
acceptable, his testimony exploited, other than to raise
funds for your Museum?
Looking forward to any thoughts you might want to share
about the "human nature" of this particular collaborator,
and the purpose of the Museum in collaborating with him.
Bradley R. Smith, Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust
PO Box 439016, San Ysidro, California 92143
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Blog: www.codohfounder.com
US "advice" on Qadianis & Blasphemy law blasted by Munawar
by Anwar Niazi
LAHORE, Mar. 15; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed
Munawar Hasan, has strongly condemned the US demand to the
government to abolish the constitutional provisions
declaring the Qadyanis as non-Muslims and the Blasphemy Law
,and said that Washington's direct interfere in religious
and constitutional matters was an insult to the country.
Addressing the participants of the JI central workshop at
Mansoora on Saturday, he said the US could not be given the
right to interfere in our religious matters. He demanded
that the US envoy be summoned in the Foreign Office,
issued a warning in stern wording on this score . Besides,
he said, that Washington be asked to withdraw its statement
and stop interfering in our religious matters.
The JI chief said that all US policies were against Islam
and the Muslims, and White House had become the centre of
anti Islam activities. He said that the slavish mentality of
the rulers had given the US the courage to interfere in our
religious matters after having control on our politics.
Syed Munawar Hasan warned that if the government tried to
alter the unanimously adopted 1973 constitution, the entire
nation would rise as one man. He said that the secular/ US
lobby in the country had become active after some
observations of the Islamic Ideology Council on family
matters a few days back, and the Islamic laws were being
openly criticized in the state achieved in the name of
Islam. He said that after their failure in obstructing the
Government- Taliban talks, the US and its agents here had
started attacks on the Islamic laws in a big to create
unrest and anarchy. This lobby wanted to deprive the
Pakistani nation of its Islamic identity. However, he said,
the nation which had sacrificed the lakhs of people for
achieving this Islamic state, and for declaring the Qadyanis
as non Muslims and for the enforcement of the Nizam e
Mustafa, would protect its Islamic identity and the Islamic
laws at every cost and would not allow the US or any other
power to meddle into their religious matters. He said that
the west bid to link Islam with terrorism and the US
intreagues against the Islamic movements were an ample proof
that the US wanted to directly target Islam to achieve its
heinous designs. He also slated the US statement regarding
growth of terrorism in Qatar and said Washington was now
searching for excuses to attack Qatar. He urged the UN and
the world community to rise for stopping the US from its
anti Islam designs and the blood shed of the Muslims so that
another world war could be averted.
Referring to the government - Taliban talks, he said that all
the members of the government committee were bureaucrats who
did not know the art of handling issues politically. He
stressed that the Prime Minister should preferably head the
committee, or at least, some ministers should be included in
it for carrying forward the talks in a better way. He also
suggested to the Taliban to include their men in their
committee because their present committee had no Taliban and
its over all performance could not be like the one which had
the Taliban. He also urged the government to heed the
Taliban allegation that their women and children were still
in the army custody, and said they must be released
forthwith to create a more congenial atmosphere
2014-03-16 Sun 08:32:03 cdt