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8 Rabi' al-Awwal 1437 A.H.- December 20, 2015 Issue # 103, Newsletter #1633
The war is raging. If you can stand scary news, please
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Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan.
Hadith of the Week
How to avoid Sibling Rivalry & Hatred Between your Children.
"Nauman the son of Bashir narrates that his father took him
to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and said:
Please be a witness that I have given such and such from my
wealth to Nauma, He [the Prophet] said: Have you given such
things to all your sons as you have given to Nauman? He [my
father] said: No! He [the Prophet] said: Make someone other
than me your witness. Wouldn't you like all your sons should
treat you well? He [my father] said: of course! He [the
Prophet] said: Then don't do this!"
[Hadith in the Sunan of Ibn Maja. Chapter on Gifts.]
[Comment by Kaukab Siddique: The Prophet, pbuh, was the
greatest teacher of child psychology. By analogy, qiyas, a
valid Islamic methodology, this hadith also applies to
What is Worship of Allah? Muslims often Forget this.
[Sent by Adam Mohomed Sait in India.] [See the name of the
illustrious author below.]
"If you obey the law of God in letter and spirit in your
commercial and economic affairs and abide by it in your
dealings with your parents, relatives, friends, and all
those who come in contact with you, then all these
activities of yours are worship. If you help the poor and
the destitute, give food to the hungry, and serve the ailing
and the afflicted persons, and do all this not for any
personal gain of yours but only to seek the pleasure of God,
they are nothing short of worship. Even your economic
activities, the activities you undertake to earn your living
and to feed your dependants, are worship if you remain
honest and truthful in them and observe the law of God.
In short, all your activities and your entire life are
worship if they are in accordance with the law of God, and
your heart is filled with His fear, and your ultimate
objective in undertaking all these activities is to seek the
pleasure of God."
Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi.[marhoom]
Spotlights From Imam Badi Ali
Why are Americans so Confused about Terrorism?
Can't they Identify the Terrorists? Sanctions are a form of
How can you have a war on terrorism when your war on
terrorism is terrorism?
Just because my wife wears a hijab, I have a beard,
look different, and I wake up to leave my home before
sunrise to go to the masjid, that doesn't mean I'm going to
blow up the shopping center.!
You cannot discuss terrorism without discussing super
powers and without bringing Bush, Chaney and Blair to
Funny, for all the power we have and all the wars we
declared, guess who's winning the "war on terror?"
The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is
greater than the total number of people killed by all
weapons of mass destruction in all of history. Don't you
think sanction is another form of terrorism?
Most of the time, if you treat people right, you don't
have to be afraid of them. And if your foreign policy is
based on justice, you don't have to fear terrorism.
Before stopping terrorism, find the real
The Real Terrorism Is Occupation
Who gave the authority to terrorists to classify and
label other people and countries with "terrorism?"
If you ask a Palestinian child who are the terrorists,
he will name and point them to you. He will tell you, "The
occupation. Israel is a terrorist state."
If you ask an average man or woman in the Middle East
who are the terrorists, he will name all the superpowers for
If Musa and Jesus were here today, they would side with
the Palestinians against the occupation and the terrorist
state of Israel and those who are supporting it.
Deen is Nasiha [Good Advice]: Prophet Muhammad. pbuh.
CAIR is Spreading Fear and Anxiety Among America's Muslims.
America's people deserve Praise.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
America's people are not our enemies. There is a steady rate
of conversions to Islam. Even after the ISIS affiliated
attack in California followed by Trump's outrageous campaign
against Muslims, nothing serious has happened to the 6 to 9
million Muslims of America.
Why is CAIR creating a miasmic sense of impending doom?
Think about it.
With a population of 300 million people [plus 13 million
undocumented] NOT ONE Muslim has been killed by non-Muslims
nor has anyone been seriously injured. There have been a
couple of cases of arson, half a dozen cases of stone
throwing and a handful of cases of graffiti and one of
"pig's head" throwing.
So why is CAIR busy trying to transfer depression and stress
to the entire Muslim population?
How does CAIR operate? If someone throws a stone at a mosque
window or there is an anti-hijab "mouthing," CAIR gets busy
and spreads the bad news across the country. The term
"islamophobia" has been popularized by CAIR.
The fact is that if 300 million people were to turn against
Muslims, Islamic identity would be wiped out. Instead we see
Islam flourishing and hundreds of mosques very visible and
So when CAIR reports a case of "bad mouthing" against Islam,
what happens? The police immediately rushes to protect the
alleged victim. Sometimes the FBI too intervenes.
Such CAIR concerns are supported by the Zionist media. They
know that CAIR will not speak against Israel, nor will it
object to the occupation of Muslim countries, nor will it
question the daily bombing of Muslims by the "heroic" US air
force. So, we have the smirking Director of CAIR on Zionist
media, pretending to be the defender of Islam.
Each Muslim and each mosque is quite capable of contacting
the police and asking for investigation or protection.
Without CAIR that would still be done. So an entity which is
known for its close relationship with the government emerges
as the representative of Muslims.
As Sis. Aisha pointed out earlier in these columns, CAIR
does not oppose the government. The oppression of Muslims in
America is coming from the government, not from the people.
It seems as if CAIR has never heard of Imam Jamil or Dr.
Omar Abdel Rahman, or Dr. Afiya or Ziyad Yaghi or Dr. Kifah
or Masoud Khan or Ahmed Abdel Sattar or scores of other
Islamic political prisoners who are in prison on flimsy or
Muslims WAKE UP! CAIR is taking you for a ride. This bunch
of opportunists even consider insults on the Prophet, pbuh,
as part of freedom of expression. They have gone to the
extent of not opposing homosexualty.
CAIR directors were having iftar in the White House when the
children of Iraq were dying of starvation and malnutrion and
disease owing to American sanctions. These are the same
people who organized a BLOC vote for the election of
What happened to the American Muslim youths whom CAIR handed
over to the FBI because they were going to Pakistan to help
the wounded and the needy.? Disappeared!
CAIR has much to answer for..
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity at Baltimore's Biggest Mosque:
245 Muslims reached after Juma'
Suffering of Pakistani American Masoud Khan highlighted. His
Mother's Petition to President Obama.
Masjid Rahma, also known as Islamic Society of Baltimore
[ISB] attracts more than 400 Muslims for juma'. The great
majority are from Pakistan and India with smaller numbers
from Arab countries, with a few from Africa and a handful of
The imam is eloquent in English and seems to have a British
accent. The masjid stays strictly away from the struggle of
the Muslim world and this creates a political vacuum which
the literature of Jamaat al-Muslimeen fills.
On December 18, 2015, Jamaat al-Muslimeen reached 245
Muslims at masjid Rahma with an 8-page document. The main
item was an appeal from Sis. Bilquis, mother of Masoud Khan,
urging that he be released on the basis of mercy and
Masoud was not found guilty of any act of violence or
attempted violence. The government of Bush dug up the
Neutrality Act under which opposition to an ally of the
United States can be punished.
Masoud was given 99 years, which is LIFE because of symbolic
act of resistance to Indian occupation of Kashmir..
To help Masoud Khan, go to:
The other info given out on December 18 was: the story of
Shaker Amer, released from Gtmo after being held for 14
years WITHOUT CHARGE. [From Sis. Karin], plus New Trend
research on ISIS attacks on Paris, Hizbullah and the Russian
plane, causes, plus the intrigues of Fethullah Gulen against
Turkey [Prof. Kurter].
Also, given out was Sis. Aisha's report on police
misbehavior in New York, and a note on Pakistani jets
attacking defenseless supporters of Pak Taliban.
The crowd was very appreciative of the literature and it
went like hot cakes.
Political Prisoners :
Jamaat al-Muslimeen activity at a small mosque in Abingdon,
A small masjid in the town of Abingdon is a good example of
ICNA-type masjid which is scared stiff that Christians and
Jews might not like the fact that it is teaching Islam even
in its most sanitized form.On December 18, the imam here was
stuck with the fact that one of the verses of the Qur'an he
recited had the word "jihad" in it.He spent much of his
khutba explaining that jihad has nothing to do with fighting
but is an abstract term about striving. As if that was not
enough, after prayers an ICNA type man came up and
admonished the congregation not to ignore any anti-American
activity, any plan by any Muslim to do so, should be
reported right away to the authorities.
It was not easy to give out Jamaat al-Muslimeen literature
in such an atmosphere of anxiety. So out of about 60 people,
25 people were given this literature. It was as follows:
Execution of Islamic leaders in Bangladesh with the
emergence of al-Qaida against blasphming bloggers.[photo of
Mass rallies in Pakistan protesting executions in
Bangladesh. [2 photos]
Imam Badi Ali's teachings about problem solving +
Zikrullah, new JI leader in Lahore. [photo]
Hail the Turkish pilot who shot down Russian jet
[photo]+_conflict in Tunisia+Israeli murder of 2 Palestinian
Our America: Boston
American Torture: American Justice
African Americans & Puerto Ricans often not treated as
by Sis. Karin Friedemann
BOSTON, MA: On Saturday December 12, 2015, a workshop was
held at Roxbury Community College entitled "American
Torture: American Justice: Human Rights American Style,"
organized by the City School and Jericho Boston in
commemoration of International Human Rights Day. The date
also coincided with the 66th birthday of Arnold King, who
has been in prison since he was 18 and has not been released
on parole after 42 years despite the unanimous
recommendation of the parole board. His brother, Kazi Toure
chaired the event, saying, "With whatever gains Black and
Brown people may feel were earned during the civil rights
movement, equality was not one of them. Until Black people,
people of African descent are viewed as "human beings,"
equality and full citizenship are an illusion."
Some very high profile people were represented in the panel
discussions. During the lunch break, the speakers were all
available to anyone that wanted to talk to them personally.
Two of them, Fred Hampton Jr. and Luis Rosa expressed
interest in speaking before a Muslim audience if invited, to
counteract racism and to create links between our
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. of Black Panther Cubs and
Prisoners of Conscience, whose father Fred Hampton, chairman
of the Black Panther Party, was murdered by the Chicago
police and FBI, spoke about the need to heighten
consciousness, to be able to distinguish between what is
normal and what is abnormal. He said the first step towards
political freedom is like the first step of Alcoholics
Anonymous: Recognize that you have a problem. "It's
embarrassing to be oppressed. It's embarrassing to admit
your father is in prison." Mental colonization hurts. People
get involved in a people's revolution because of
Inspiration, Aspiration, or Desperation. He said the masses
are intelligent. They may not have a fancy term for it, but
if they hear that a police officer shot a man 16 times in
the back, they will say without hesitation, "They
Luis Rosa, a former Puerto Rican prisoner who was given
amnesty by President Clinton, spoke of how sad he was to
leave his comrade, Oscar Lopez Rivera behind in prison.
Rivera, 72, is the longest-held political prisoner in Puerto
Rican history, for his participation in the Puerto Rican
independence movement. Rosa spoke of how he was freed
despite a 100 year sentence for "seditious conspiracy." Take
nothing for granted, he advised supporters of prisoners. In
order to free Rosa, the Puerto Rican activists had three
people inside the White House pushing for his freedom, Nobel
Prize winners requesting his release, the Japanese Congress
inquired about the political prisoners. "Don't neglect the
religious community." Learn how to articulate and know your
audience so that you can ask them to support the release of
political prisoners. "We need to have dossiers ready. Know
their cases and be able to speak about their history and
Rosa recommended organizing regular contact between one
penpal and one prisoner. Then, the penpals would have
regular meetings in which they update each other on all the
prisoners. This would maximize prisoner outreach while
providing socialization for the activists, which will
encourage them to continue. To build community we need love
"Fight for those who fight for us!" Rosa said. "They are not
criminals or terrorists. They fought for what our
communities enjoy. They are part of us and we are part of
them. Engrave those names in your mind and heart."
Marquette Peltier, daughter of imprisoned American Indian
Movement leader Leonard Peltier spoke of her father's
tireless efforts for the sake of his community. "If he
didn't do it, who would?" she said. "If he can get up and
shower every day, we have to get up every day and do what we
have to do." Peltier has been in prison for 38 years,
accused of shooting an FBI officer during a raid on the Pine
Ridge Indian Reservation. Please download letters to support
his release at
hoped that President Obama will grant him clemency because
as a Senator, Obama promised to help. "Show me the support,"
he had said to the small group of activists. Maybe now it is
time for American Indians to lead us.
Ray Luc Levasseur, who spent 20 years in solitary
confinement for his involvement with a leftist anti-war
group said it's easy to get discouraged. Behind bars, you
can wonder, "Was my sacrifice worth it?" He spoke of a coral
reef. Countless tiny creatures give their lives, and in so
doing, create an ecosystem which has the power to change the
course of the ocean.
Levasseur mentioned his comrade Tom Manning, who is serving
a life sentence for bombing an IBM office to protest
apartheid in South Africa, as well as returning fire and
killing a police officer. "Everything that goes on in client
states is exported from here. We've seen it all." Manning
was body slammed, breaking his hip. He has been beaten in
handcuffs, breaking his shoulders. He has been repeatedly
stun gunned, denied medication and surgery, tear gassed,
stripped naked while his cell is wrecked, his genitals
threatened by a German Shepherd. Now an old man, he is in a
wheelchair in solitary confinement at Coleman with an
untreated leg infection.
Dr. Lana Habash, who is Palestinian, updated the status of
Palestinian activist Amer Jibran, who was well known in
Boston for participating in protests against Israel,
gathering the ire of the Zionists, who targeted the young
student for prosecution. After being arrested then released
in Boston, he was deported then re-arrested in Jordan and
sentenced to ten years. Habash linked Black Lives Matter
movement to the Palestinian struggle by mentioning that
police are sent to Israel for training in how to respond to
the American public as an enemy population.
Also speaking was Russel Maroon Shoaz, Jr., whose father was
a Black Panther Party activist, who has been held in
isolation for over 23 years. Shoaz is dedicated to raising
awareness about his father. The son of Herman Bell, a former
Black Panther who is serving a life sentence for killing two
police officers, sang an inspiring song for the audience.
Herman Bell has spent the past 42 years in prison. He is
going to the New York state parole board in February
with a message of
support for his release, with Subject Line: Herman Bell,
Our America: New York
Georgetown Business App Monitors Black Shoppers: New Racist
Resurgence of Islam in the Black Community is happening.
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
People often say that the road to hell is paved with good
intentions. Now, I do not believe this, especially if your
intentions are meritorious. But, only Allah (swt) knows
best. The Georgetown Business Improvement created an app
with good intentions but, it has backfired miserably.
The Georgetown Business Improvement District worked with the
local police department to create an app, called Operation
GroupMe, that would allow store owners to communicate with
each other about shoplifters and other questionable shoppers
in the area. The problem is that the people discussed are
mostly Black people. These suspicious shoppers have been
unknowingly photographed, as well. Joe Sternlieb, President
of the Georgetown Business Improvement District, has
admitted that the app has resulted in very few arrests.
This app could have been created with good intentions or it
could have sprung out of the racist gentrification going on
in the Washington D.C. area. This app has done nothing but,
become a secretive way to racially profile Black
(Courtesy of RT America (The Resident YouTube Channel)
Homosexual "Slur" Coverage vs. Police Misconduct
For days Rajon Rondo, an NBA point guard, has received an
insurmountable amount of press coverage, which has tried and
convicted him, for uttering a slur against gays. Now, NBA
Commissioner Adam Silver suspended Rondo for 1 day. The
media is outraged and is calling for Rondo to be suspended
for 10 games or more! Once again, the media is creating a
smokescreen to deter Americans from the atrocities the
American government and its allies are committing overseas,
as well as the out of control police misconduct that is
How can a homosexual slur receive more press coverage than
the fact that a police officer was just convicted of
singling out and raping a segment of the community he is
supposed to protect?! Sometimes, the way the oppressor
behaves is not only a poor reflection on him but, it can
also be a poor reflection on the people being oppressed. It
reveals that our enemies do not feel threatened by us
because we are predictable. If we continue forgiving people
who commit egregious acts against us and only sue for
financial retribution from fellow taxpayers (not criminal
cops), as the only course of action, the oppressor will keep
disrespecting and abusing us.
The politicians and the police union know that the Black
community will hold rallies and maybe some marches. What
makes these rallies predictable and nonthreatening is that
one of the hand-picked, sell-out leaders plays host. The
only time these politicians respond to community demands is
when there is a riot (or revolution) and rallies being held
by unknown, outspoken individuals. These are events that the
oppressor does not control so, it leaves them anxious.
The H.N.I.C. of law enforcement in all the land, U.S.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch referred to the killings at
the Planned Parenthood as a crime against all women. She
never made reference to ex-cop Daniel Holtzclaw's crime as a
crime against women or Dylann Roof's church slaughter as a
crime against all Black people. Here you have a typical
response by a handpicked Black face in a high place who has
chosen to overlook her own community!
Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael)
once said that
Black people are not poor, just poorly organized. Until
Black folk abandon assimilation and learn how to operate
outside the system, to uplift themselves, we will continue
to struggle. Black Muslims should be at the forefront in
leading the way against this racial and economic onslaught,
with the Qur'an as a sufficient guide. Unfortunately, we
too, have been blindsided by weak Muslim leadership. Blacks
and Muslims are still fumbling around, right now. No solid
ideas have been identified and there isn't any unity, yet.
But, as Sam Cooke said over 50 years ago: "A Change Is Gonna
A resurgence of Islam in the Black community is inevitable
especially since many conscious (and semi-conscious) Black
Americans identify with the Arab Muslim struggle overseas
and vice versa. Islam is becoming attractive to many more
Black Americans (Americans, in general) in spite of media
lies. But, be prepared for the American government to
intercede and make life as a Muslim in America even more
War News: Iraq
[BBC World News sourced]
December 15-20. An ISIS offensive in the Tal Afar against
Kurdish Peshmarga forces has caused heavy losses to the
Kurds and stopped their advance against ISIS.
Caliphate forces also attacked Bushiqa north of Mosul where
Turkish forces are training locals to take back Mosul from
IS. Setback for Turkey's secret plan.
December 18: Heavy bombing by the US air force is softening
up ISIS defenses in Ramadi but troops from Baghdad suffered
heavily in an ISIS counterattack after the Shia troops tried
to outflank Ramadi.
A US air strike killed scores of ISIS fighters near Fallujah
but also mistakenly killed 10 Baghdad troops.
On the Saudi-Iraq border, ISIS raiders killed 6 Baghdad
troops. ISIS trying to infiltrate Saudi? Not clear.
War News: Syria
Latest Russian Massacre of Civilians+Mujahideen fighting in
Damascus+IS Advancing on Aleppo
December 20: According to the Guardian, six Russian air
strikes hit the market area of Idlib city killing 43
civilians and injuring more than 150. It took the people by
surprise because the city is part of a cease fire agreement
in exchange for stopping attacks on two Shia villages.
Also on December 20, there was a huge explosion in the
center of the governmental center of Damascus, the capital
of Bashar Assad's regime. The casualty toll has not been
revealed. There is fighting inside Damascus now.
Assad's forces are shelling, bombing, "barrel bombing"
Mujahideen strogholds around Damascus, Jobar, western
Ghouta, Eastern Ghouta. Russian jets are joining in.
Bombing of ISIS cities by Russian, American and Assad air
forces continuing, including the bombing of Raqqa on
December 16 which killed 21 civilians.
An explosion in Jermania, an area of Damascus in control of
the Druze sect which supports Assad, was hit by certain
explosions which killed Samir Kantar, a Hizbullah commander
of the Druze sect. A commander with him was also killed.
Mujahideen who are now entering Damascus are suspected of
Hizbullah claims that Kantar was killed in an Israeli air
strike. Israel has not claimed any such strike. In his youth
Kantar carried out an attack in Israel, was later captured
and later freed by Israel in a prisoner exchange.
If it was an Israeli strike, Hizbullah would retaliate
against Israel but it has not. Hizbullah habitually claims
all its losses as coming from Israel but has remained silent
during three Israeli assaults on Gaza.
Russian-American-Saudi Unity Against Isis.
At the United Nations, the western powers decided to bring
peace to Syria so that ISIS can be unitedly assaulted. The
declaration left out any reference to the removal of
Saudi Arabia has announced a military front to fight ISIS
and threatened to send troops to Syria. [Saudi Arabia is
bogged down in bitter fighting with the Houthis in
Meanwhile fighting continues throughout Syria
al-Nusra and Turkestan Islamic Front fighting in Latakia,
FSA fighting east of Hama and Homs and in the south east, IS
advancing towards Aleppo has beaten back another attempt by
Hizbullah to reach Kweris air base.
US bombing and Assad versus IS fighting is raging near
al-Hasekah and near Deir az-Zour [the oil area]
Hizbullah has advanced towards a highway going to Aleppo but
not able to achieve a break through.
December 20 is the 82nd day of Russian bombing of Islamic
battle formations in Syria.
War News: Afghanistan
ISIL Organizing in Eastern Nangarhar Province, using a Radio
Taliban capture City Center of Sangin.
It's Called Voice of the Caliphate and is rapidly gaining
listeners although it comes on only for one hour. The Kabul
regime says, the radio cannot be traced and shut down right
away because it is on portable transmitters.
The Taliban too are concerned because the ISIL radio is
challenging the status quo and promising to make Jalalabad
the capital of "Khorasan."
December 20: Taliban have captured the center of Sangin in
Helmand province . The regime has admitted heavy losses. 90
troops killed. Fighting continues and Kabul supporters are
frantically calling for reinforcements.
War News: Libya
IS Advancing Rapidly in Libya.
December 16-20: The two "governments" in Libya are being
urged by the western powers to hurry up and unite.
The cause is that Islamic State [IS] after capturing Sirte
two months back is entering Adjabiya which would give it
control of the oil flow.
US special forces have already arrived in Libya [their photo
was inadvertently posted on line by one of their friends].
The US is seeking permission from the Libyan "government to
bomb ISIS before it consolidates control of the oil
Also, documents have come out to prove that Gaddafi was
working with British intelligence to torture and rendition
Islamic dissidents. He was a personal friend of Tony Blair.
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