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Hadith of the Week
Women in the Quran are Equal to Men in Every Aspect of Life.
Umm Salama,r.a. narrates: "Once I said to the prophet, pbuh,
the way men are mentioned in the Quran, why are women not
mentioned? Hardly a day had passed when I heard the prophet
saying 'O people". I was combing my hair and I quickly
rolled up my hair and went to the corner of the masjid and
heard him reciting the words of Allah. "O mankind, Allah
Almighty says in His book: "Surely men and women who are
devoted to God - believing men and women, obedient men and
women, truthful men and women, steadfast men and women,
humble men and women, charitable men and women, fasting men
and women, chaste men and women, men and women who remember
God often - God has prepared for them forgiveness and a rich
reward." Qur'an 33:35
[Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal hadith number 27138 and Sunan of
Nasai number 11405]
Spain Wants Muslim Migrants
160,000 people demonstrated in Barcelona urging the
government to let the Muslim migrants into the country
The major media ignored the story.
The government has asked Tunisia to take back 1,500
migrants. Tunisia has agreed.
Fighting Across Syria: Russia, Assad, USA, Turkey united in
Drive on Islamic State Capital of al-Raqqa. IS Withdraws
Slightly from Palmyra. Deraa Clashes.
Feb. 27-March 5
A grand alliance of forces supported by USA in Manbig, by
Turkey in El-Bab, Russia and Assad south west of El-Bab and
SDF supported by USA are advancing on al-Raqqa. They are
staying separate but their target is the capital of the
Islamic State. Stiff resistance by IS has temporarily halted
their advance aimed at the encirclement of al-Raqqa.
[Manbig is under Kurds covered by US air force. It is
parallel to the Turkish advance on El Bab. SDF is also
Kurdish backed by US special forces.]
A storm of bombing by Russia and artillery shelling by
Hizbullah forced IS to withdraw from Palmyra though it is
only a little distance from the city.
Assad's artillery continues to shell al-Waer district in
IS is advancing near Hama and is being bombed by the
East of Aleppo the water source of the city has been
captured by IS and Hizbullah is attacking vigorously to take
it back but with no success after 5 days of fighting.
Assad's regime is firing ground-to-ground missiles on Jobar
and with helicopter attacks on the suburbs of Damascus to
force the soft targets to leave.
Deraa city is witnessing severe clashes between Assad's
troops and mujahideen factions.
The latest news is that a martyrdom operator hit Assad's
troops near Aleppo killing 8.
A Mig 23 which was bombing the Islamic province of Idlib was
shot down by mujahideen and crashed in Turkey. The pilot
bailed out and was saved by Turkey.
Mosul. Week 20.
Trump Week 6.
US Air Strikes Terrorizing People, says al Jazeera. 14,000
Fled in One Day. IS Counterattack in Rain Storm.
Refugees are streaming out of Mosul terrorized by the daily
air strikes by the US and its "coalition."
Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting from a refugee camp
in Khazer, east of Mosul, said that IDPs there cited the
"intensity of coalition air strikes" as one of the main
reasons for leaving their homes.
"People in the camp who just arrived explained how
terrifying the situation was on those frontlines," she
"It's a desperate situation for these people; they are being
moved across the country to different areas to be
The Shia army is being thrashed by the mujahideen but it has
US and British air support plus an endless supply of Shia
recruits. The Baghdad regime is depending on propaganda and
rumor mongering to hide the amazing resistance put up by the
The British paper Independent noted: "The real situation in
front line positions in and around west Mosul is unclear
because the Iraqi government reports only successes and
never mentions setbacks or defeats. They sometimes announce
the capture of districts and towns long before government
troops have reached them. The blog Musings on Iraq , which
has published a detailed daily account of the 132-day
campaign to take Mosul, complains that "the Iraqi forces'
(ISF) statements either by officers or even official ones
have become so unreliable that they cannot be trusted unless
pictures are posted on social media or a western reporter
The Independent too was taken in by regime claims that it
was very near the main government building in West Mosul on
February 28. Today, March 5, the armada is still not there.
On the other hand, the mujahideen cannot move without being
hit by US air strikes. They had to carry out their counter
attack during a rain storm which confused US-Shia
Word Around the Net
110 people die in Somalia in the past 48 hours, while
millions more are at risk as the drought worsens.
USA led coalition admits to killing 220 civilians in air
strikes against isis in Iraq and Syria.
The pentagon quietly sends commandos to Middle East and
North Africa, amid an unprecedented amount of air strikes in
Ironically, Canada increases it's border security with the
USA as the rate of asylum seekers try to migrate north to a
country under better management.
Political Prisoners :
Helping the Needy in Ethiopia. Caring for the one down in
the dust. [Ref:Sura 90]
by Sis. Ashira Na'im
We are happy to report that we are in good health as we
settle here, again, in Ethiopia, Alhamdullilah!
May Allah Bless all of the contributors to the program to
feed the hungry women, children and men on the streets of
the towns we will visit. Though we will miss multitudes of
people who fit that description on the streets, we can take
solace in knowing that just as the contribution of $1 zakat
from the poor muslim can be equal to or greater than the
$100 zakat contribution from the wealthy Muslim (in the
sight of Allah)--then as many as we can help feed is like
feeding that number many times over!!! Praise be to Allah!!!
What we see here is that the cost of living has increased
just as it seems to be the case globally. So, too, has the
selfishness and callousness of many.
Here is an example that I hope will make you see why you
need to help us in this effort: While eating a simple
breakfast at an indoor-outdoor restaurant recently, I
noticed two young boys (about 9 yrs old) sitting on a stump
nearby. They were dusty, raggedy, and wore gloom on their
faces as they cast "secret" glances at those of us enjoying
our meals. Having more than enough dabo (bread), I had it
placed in a bag to go instead of leaving it behind. When I
offered the clear plastic bag and said "dabo" to the boys,
they both reached for the bag and managed to share what was
2 large pieces of "french bread".
Then, a girl about 11 years old came running from across the
street, grabbing pieces of bread as she could from the boys
and demanding they share it. None of the restaurant guests
or people walking along the street seemed moved by any of
this. But I was. I was more saddened by the nonconcern of
the adults than I was by the hunger of the children. May
Allah save us from callousness (spiritual death).
Here is another example: This time, I'm at an outdoor,
street-side stop having bayyinatu (a cheap vegetable meal
served on injera) and some buna(coffee). These "stops" are
more frequented by men than women; but more run by women
than men, which makes it more comfortable for me (smile).
Anyway, I noticed that there sitting on the divide in the
middle of the street is this very dirty and regeddy boy who
is glancing across the street at the many outdoor eateries.
He begins to cry as we, two young men enjoying their meals
and myself and the cook, are chatting. When the owner/cook
went inside for more food, I asked the young men why was the
boy sitting there in such an unsafe place. They, not
understanding English language very well, began to tell me
about the businesses on the opposite side of the divide. I
repeated and pointed to them that I'm talking about that
boy. They finally "see" the boy and I tell them I think he's
hungry and call him and we will feed him. They called him
over. But.....they yelled at him, and laughed at him. I did
not expect that was going to happen, and I shook my head in
disapproval and asked them not to tease him. The boy's nose
was now running profusely as he tried wiping it with his
hands. I just happened to be carrying tissue and gave it to
him to clean his nose.
You see, much of the nose running has to do with the large
amount of dust inhaled by these street people on a daily
basis. It takes its toll on any of us who inhale too much.
To make a long story short, we fed him. Alhamdullilah.
Presently, we are in the town of Adama (also called
Nazareth). Last Friday, we gave our first contributions to
those poor Muslims who gather outside Masjid Abu Bakr and we
continue street distributions 2 to 3 times weekly. We will
visit Addis and probably Awassa soon and make distributions
as our funds will allow.
Announcement: JAM (United Muslims In America) is hopeful to
begin a once monthly feeding program on the grounds we will
rent soon in Adama. Also, we will help provide temporary,
low rent rooms for women in need.
Mail donations to :
Ashira Naim, 4624 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
Why are Muslims so traumatized by the moves of President Trump?
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Muslims were being used by the Democratic power structure in
a nuanced and sophisticated way, so much so that they never
realized what was happening to them.
Trump is much more open than the Obama-Hillary combination.
As a result every move he makes is picked up by the
Zionist-Corporate media to create an "end of the world"
We Muslims were coddled by Obama and company because we were
too naïve in our understanding of Islam. A woman named
Rumana who worked in the White House for 8 years has given
up because she thinks "our community" is under attack. Her
contribution to Islam was that she wore the hijab. Another
woman, Linda Sarsour, is hobnobbing with lgbtq and Jewish
American groups. Her contribution to Islam? Again hijab.
American Muslims have not been taught that cooperation with
oppressors is prohibited in Islam. Hijab should only be worn
when the woman has stood up for Islam against Israel and the
entire power structure. American Jews by and large are not
our friends. Almost all of them support and fund Israel.
Their support for Salman Rushdie and their delight on the
sentence of LIFE for the Blind Shahykh [by a Jewish judge]
should have taught us.
Look at what Obama did for 8 years. We must accept criticism
now if we were silent:
Invasions of Gaza ignored.
Biggest military package to Israel in the history of
Holding Muslims in gtmo when most of them were not
charged with any crime.
Continuing imprisonment of Muslim political prisoners
"guilty" of victimless crimes. Among them the Blind Shaykh
and Dr. Aafia. The humiliation and mistreatment of Imam
Jamil and many others is indecent.
Obama bombed and droned Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria,
Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. He gave open ended support
for the blood thirsty military in Nigeria.
Support for the coup against duly elected president of
Egypt and the killing of hundreds of unarmed protestors by
Huge funding of Iran which helped it to invade Syria and
sustain Bashar Assad with open ended recruitment of Shias
from Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Tacit agreement with Russia to invade Syria to save
Bashar Assad and finally America's own military adventure in
At home Snowden found out that Obama's regime was
surveilling the entire American public. Snowden had to take
refuge in Russia.
Countrywide campaign by corporate-Zionist media to
legitimize homosexuality followed by "normalization" of homo
Silence on police killings of young Black men.
Silence on blasphemy against religion and Jesus, pbuh,
in particular, on late night "comedy" shows like those of
Bill Mahr, Ms. Silverman, NPR and others. This has become
To silence the Muslim American community, Muslims who were
like extensions of the Democratic party were lauded and
hailed as leaders of the Muslim community.
Muslims were given the impression that Hillary Clinton would
certainly win the elections. They are in a state of shock
because Trump won.
Trump is determined to roll back some of Obama's measures.
He is under daily attack by CNN and the entire Democratic
As he hits back at the Democratic party, his Muslim
opponents will suffer. He has put restrictions on Muslims
coming in from 7 Muslim countries out of which he seems
ready to take back Iraq, thus leaving 6. Let's not forget
that there are about 50 Muslim countries. So the
restrictions are not "end of the world" as the media tell
us. And these restrictions were quietly started by
America and Russia are friends. Look at the "division of
labor" between them in the bombing of Syria.
So, why this fuss over talking to the Russians!
Islam is the way of the soul. It cannot be banned or
restricted through laws. The Soviet Union tried much worse
At the core of Islam in America are African Americans,
Hispanic Americans and White Americans who have embraced
Islam. They can't be deported.
So, calm down, study the Qur'an, follow the Sunnah and wait
for the Will of Allah.
Unusual Statement by Leader of Jamaate Islami.
Sirajul Haq said the tribal area covering 27000 km and
having a population of around ten million had been
practically a prison and there was none to raise voice for
the rights of these people. He said that the self centered
leaders had protected the FCR for such a long time only to
serve their personal interests. However, he said, the young
generation in the tribal areas was not ready to tolerate the
old, rotten system and law.
Volunteer Work at its Best.
Humanitarian Effort Producing Amazing Results.
by Col. Mushtaq Ahmad , r [Islamabad] [Excerpted]
Pravalli welfare Trust (17th year of service to humanity )
Newsletter - February 2017
Water Supply Schemes.
During month of February we completed 37 water supply
schemes. 11 water supply schemes were sponsored by LFT - 3
in That and 8 in North. 14 small Hand pumps were made in
Sind through the courtesy of RRAI. One water was donated by
Mr Kamran, 2 Mrs Shabana Kausar, 2 by Mr Yehya qureshi, I by
Mr athar Ali, 5 by Mr Naeem akhtar, 1 by Dr Hamna shahab. A
total of 884 schemes have been completed in the last 16
years. Out of these 464 were made in Sind including 130 in
Thar Desert area ------ having acute shortage of water. Many
friends have donated schemes for Esal-e-Sawab of their
parents. Jazak Allah. Donors were sent photos of the schemes
they sponsored. For other friends these schemes photos are
available on link given above. May Allah reward all those
brothers and sisters who have participated in alleviating
sufferings of the poor. Work on 20 more water supply schemes
is in progress and these are expected to be completed soon.
Help to orphan girls for marriage.
4 more orphan girls were helped financially to get married
in month this month. Total no of girls helped so far has
reached 318, Alhamd-o-Lillah. We pay Rs. 20,000 to these
orphan girls. Even this meager amount is sought by these
poor widows with lot of prayers and thanks for donors. Jazak
Allah. We send details of the girls helped to the donors
with photos of money distribution. In year 2016 alone we
have been able to support 116 orphan girls under this
scheme. We are thankful to Brig Saghir, Mr Iqbal butt, Col
Azam, Syed Rashid Mubashir, Brig Zaidi, Doc Samina/Mr Ajmal,
Kh. Sajjad Khawaja, S. Nazim ali, Maj Alam, Bobby Khan, Mr
Salman ahmad, D/o Mr Sharif Butt, Gen S. Shahid Mukhtar
Shah, Mr Qasim Kazmi, Doc Najmi, Mr Beg in USA, Syed Amir Ur
Rahman, Mr Asif Ali, Kh. Hassan Zaffar Ullah, Brig Abdul
Ahad, Col Abid Bhatti, Col M. Amin, Kh. Ayaz Ahmad, Mr M.
Tariq Saleem Lone, --- whose continued support has made it
possible. Jazak Allah.
Technical training for jobless young men.
8 young jobless boys completed training as Motor Cycle
Mechanics in February and 10 more has started training as
Auto Electricians in February. These both training are
through courtesy of Mr Asim Maqsood. 9 completed training
as Plumbers in Jan 17. Before that 19 completed training
this month as house Electrician in a Two months course.
Before that 4 Motor Cycle Mechanic and 6 Computer operators
completed training in October. These courses are being run
through courtesy of Mr javed ahsani, Mr Ijaz Akhtar, Khawar
sajjad Khawaja, Doc Munawar Sultana Dar, Mr Naeem Akhtar,
Gen S. Shahid Mukhtar shah, Mr M. Tariq Saleem Lone. We pay
course fee, arrange accommodation and pay Rs 2,000 to each
trainee per month for food. At the end of course give them
tools as well. Till today under this scheme 59 young men
have been trained in AC/fridge repairs, 26 as Electricians,
4 as Motor cycle mechanic, 6 in computer and 32 as plumbers
in SOS Technical Institute Rawalpindi. 10 more were trained
in other institutes few years back. A total of 173 young
boys were given trade training to earn for themselves and
Goats for the widows.
We plan to give more goats to widows in March. 26 goats were
distributed among widows in Month of December. 10 in GHOTKI
AREA IF Sind on behalf of Gen Shahid Mukhtar Shah, 10 in
Thar Desert area on behalf of Mr Qasim Kazmi Mr Yehya
Qureshi, Doc Najmi, Mr Amir Ur Rahman, Mr M. A. Asif & Mr M.
Iqbal Butt. 5 Goats were distributed in Badin Area of Sind
on behalf of Mr Muzaffar M. Qureshi. 20 goats were
distributed in the month of October. 10 were donated by Mr
Zafar-ud-din Ansari, 6 were donated by Syed Muhammad Qasim
Kazmi and 4 by Mr Aamir Ghauri. Jazak Allah. Till now 645
widows have been given goats. Goats give birth to one or two
child every year. The new born starts producing in two
years. Thus these multiply very rapidly and are beneficial
to the economic wellbeing of the very poor segment of
society where these can be kept and looked after. In hilly
areas and desert area where there are vast opportunity to
graze the goats, it has proved to be very successful. Apart
from getting pure milk for the family these fetch them
handsome money by selling them. We pray for Allah's
blessings on all the donors for this act of kindness. Jazak
See the latest photos on our Facebook page.
To know more about us and to download two books, visit our
It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Please note all these works are being done through donation
of friends. My own financial contribution is almost nil. I
am only a facilitator in whole scheme. The credit goes to
the donors. Allah's blessings are on all of them. We do not
maintain trust office, trust transport or permanent
employees in Trust to ensure that 90% of donations reach the
Col (R) Mushtaq Ahmad
Mobile: 0333 519 59 33
News Within the U.S.
Disney: Children Watching Cartoons Should Be Monitored.
Brainwashing Children for Homo culture.
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]
The New Beauty and the Beast Live Production has a gay
character. LeFou, the sidekick of villain Gaston will be an
openly gay character in Disney's live production of Beauty
and the Beast. This past week, Disney XD Channel's cartoon
Star vs. the Forces of Evil has a cartoon character share a
Of course, the media is publicizing this as society's step
forward. Disney has always been at the forefront of
promoting the Luti lifestyle, courtesy of former Zionist CEO
Michael Eisner. They have gay days at Disney World in
Orlando, FL. Could this be why Orlando was the target of
last Summer's shooting at that gay club?
Disney cartoons need to be monitored now that they are
pioneering the way for introducing the Luti lifestyle to
children. In the past, any talk of introducing homosexuality
in the school curriculum to pre-pubescents was met with a
community fight. Now, Disney has found a way to do it.
Expect other cartoon production companies to follow suit. As
usual in Hollywood, it is not cool to be left out.
Seattle, Washington State
Sikh Shot in Hate Crime:"Go back to your own country."
The 39-year-old Sikh man was working on his car in his
driveway in Kent, Washington., just south of Seattle, when a
man walked up wearing a mask and holding a gun.
According to a report in the Seattle Times, there was an
altercation, and the gunman — a stocky, 6-foot-tall
white man wearing a mask over the bottom part of his face
— said "Go back to your own country" and pulled the
Authorities are investigating the shooting as a suspected
hate crime, the newspaper reported.
The victim, whose name hasn't been released, was shot in the
arm at about 8 p.m. Friday and suffered injuries that are
not life-threatening, the newspaper reported. The man who
shot him is still on the loose. Kent Police have reached out
to the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for help.
Muslim Prison leader Protesting
From Siddique Abdullah Hasan's Support Group.
Jason Robb and Siddique Abdullah Hasan began refusing food
on Monday February 27th to protest a 90 day restriction on
their access to phone, email and video visit communication.
Ohio State Penitentiary issued this restriction to silence
and prevent them from pleading their innocence to the
public. Both Hasan and Robb appeared on video in a recent
episode of the Netflix documentary series, Captives.
The Captives documentary told the story of the Lucasville
Uprising and hostage situation. The film-makers intended an
unbiased 360 degree view of the uprising and hostage
situation, but their final product consisted almost entirely
of interviews with then Warden Arthur Tate, multiple guards,
and state-cooperating prisoners. It gave far more screen
time to the state's side of the story, yet the injustice,
negligence, dishonesty and hypocrisy of the state's conduct
during the uprising became abundantly clear even from their
Hasan and Jason's interviews were given a few scant minutes
of screen time, for which the Ohio prison system is
currently punishing and censoring them, because its position
on the uprising, and on their guilt depends greatly on
restricting their speech, controlling the narrative, and
keeping the public ignorant. Hasan and Robb are two of many
plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Ohio Department of
Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) for restricting media
requests to uprising prisoners.
They have been condemned to death and held in solitary
confinement since the uprising in 1993. Their actual
participation in the uprising was to negotiate a peaceful
surrender and prevent greater loss of life. The ODRC and
State of Ohio promised not to go after specific individuals
in the negotiation of that surrender, and then immediately
targeted the negotiators, painting them as leaders and
orchestrators of a spontaneous riot that, without their
intervention and cooperation across race and gang lines,
could easily have escalated.
Please contact Warden Ed Sheldon and demand that he rescind
the communication restriction for Jason Robb and Siddique
Address: 878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road Youngstown, OH
Please also write letters of support to Jason and Hasan.
Getting mail boosts their spirits, and prevents staff from
retaliating against them.
Jason Robb 308-919
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505
Siddique Abdullah Hasan R130-559
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505
Also please contact:
Syrian Mass Murderer Bashar Assad
Lashes out at Amnesty Internaional
In the first interview Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has
given to an American reporter since President Trump's
inauguration, he likened Amnesty's research to "fake
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad just called Amnesty
research "fake news."
Last week, we released a chilling report that exposed the
Syrian government's calculated campaign of executions by
mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. In five years, as many as
13,000 people, most of them civilians, were hanged in secret
after "trials" lasting one to three minutes each.
This week, in the first interview Syrian president Bashar
al-Assad has given to an American reporter since President
Trump's inauguration, the dictator lashed out.
He said, "It's a shame for such an organization to publish a
report without a shred of evidence." Then he invoked the
term fake news to describe our report. "You can forge
anything these days, and we're living in a fake news era, as
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The findings of the report are based on an intensive
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If President al-Assad has nothing to hide, he must
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In Depth Critical Response to the most Powerful Propaganda
Campaign in the World.
Germar Rudolf Takes on the Claim that German camps forJews
were Extermination Camps.
About the Autho
Rudolf was born on October 29, 1964, in Limburg, Germany. He
studied chemistry at Bonn University, where he graduated in
1989 as a Diplom-Chemist, which is comparable to a U.S. PhD
degree. From 1990-1993 he prepared a German PhD thesis at
the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in
conjunction with the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
Orthodox Holocaust scholars reject the revisionist claim
that the so-called Aktion Reinhat Camps were transit camps
for Jewish deportees on their way to the East. They
challenge revisionists to show them one Jew, one single Jew,
who was deported through any of those camps and survived.
This paper presents evidence of thousands of Jews for whom
those camps were mere layover stations.
If we follow the orthodox Holocaust narrative, the so-called
Aktion Reinhardt Camps - Bełżec, Sobibór and
Treblinka - were pure extermination camps. In the very
lethal sense of the word, they are said to have been dead
ends for Jewish deportees sent there, who were allegedly
murdered in homicidal gas chambers using engine-exhaust gas,
and their corpses subsequently buried and later exhumed and
cremated on huge outdoor pyres.
During the past 20 years, archeological explorations were
conducted by orthodox researchers at all three Aktion
Reinhardt Camps in search of remnants of the claimed
gas-chamber buildings and of the mass graves and
mass-cremation sites claimed to have existed nearby.
The earliest such explorations were conducted between 1997
and 1999 at the site of the former Bełżec Camp.
While major amounts of disturbed soil were located, the
amount of human remains discovered was minimal, and no trace
of any building was found that resembles even remotely what
witnesses have described as the homicidal gas
Next in line was the Sobibór Camp, which was the focus of
much larger explorations than those conducted at
Bełżec. The investigations started in 2000 and
extended well into the year 2014 and probably even beyond
that. Unlike Bełżec, the researchers involved did
not merely undertake core sample drillings, but they
actually excavated several areas suspected to contain
remnants of former camp structures: fence poles, buildings,
mass graves and cremation pits. In the summer of 2014, a
structure was discovered which the researchers involved
believe to have been the claimed homicidal gas chamber.
Until late 2016, the website dedicated to the Sobibór
memorial had a 2014 news item posted announcing the
impending publication of the research result. When I
approached them via email in late November 2016 asking
whether that publication had yet appeared, and if so, where
it could be found, instead of receiving an answer, the
announcement was quietly removed. A revisionist critique of
the findings at Sobibór was published in 2013, which of
course does not address the claimed gas-chamber find.
The Treblinka Camp was last in line to become the object of
modern archeological research. This included the use of
high-technology devices such as LIDAR scans and
ground-penetrating radar. Core samples and minor excavations
were also conducted, although apparently on a much smaller
scale than at Sobibór. No dedicated research report, paper
or book seems to have been published as a result of it, but
the lead researcher, Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls, did include
some of her findings in a general book on the forensics and
archeology of mass-murder sites. A written revisionist
critique published two years prior to the appearance of that
book could analyze only small bits of information that had
been published in rather superficial media items, hence is
of merely limited value. A revisionist video documentary
addressing Sturdy Colls's research limits itself to what had
appeared during a 2013 TV documentary, hence has a
narrow focus as well.
In any murder case, the burden of proof is on those claiming
that a murder has happened. In any scientific dispute, the
burden of proof lies on those making any claim about
In the present case, everybody agrees that at least some 1.3
million people were deported to the Aktion Reinhardt Camps,
a claim primarily based on a German radio message
intercepted and deciphered by the British on January 11,
1943, which speaks of a total of 1,274,166 deportees.
But what happened to the Jews who arrived at those
Orthodox historiography maintains that almost all of these
Jews were murdered on the spot, usually within a few hours
of their arrival at the latest. Only a few healthy young men
were kept alive as slave laborers to run the camp's
genocidal operation, but even those usually did not live
Revisionists, on the other hand, claim that these camps were
transit camps, and that Jews arriving at these borderline
stations merely swapped trains from European standard gauge
to the Russian wide gauge, to be deported further East
during a grand plan of resettling Europe's Jews. The
revisionist storyline has it that most of the Jews deported
to those camps were kept there for only a short while -
hours or days - during which they and their belongings may
have been subjected to hygienic measures: showers and
disinfestation. They also may have been subjected to some
kind of selection to extract those individuals suitable for
slave-labor deployment, to be sent elsewhere, while the rest
boarded another train headed further east to be resettled in
some part of the then-German-occupied parts of the Soviet
Proving Mass Murder
Those claiming that a gigantic mass-murder operation
unfolded at these places have to deliver the kinds of
evidence required in any murder case: primarily traces of
the bodies, evidence of murder, and any kind of trace of the
murder weapon. The archaeological investigations mentioned
earlier were carried out to some degree to do exactly that:
locate bodily remains, determine the way they died, and find
traces of the gas chambers. Revisionist critics have claimed
that the evidence actually found falls extremely short of
what has to be expected, yet orthodox counter-critics have
For this study, I will focus on the Treblinka Camp, which is
said to have had the largest death toll of all three Aktion
First, let's define what kind of evidence would be required
to prove that the claimed mass murder has taken place.
Most-important, this concerns traces of the victims or of
the manner in which their bodies were disposed of. The
orthodoxy claims that some 700,000 victims were buried
within the camp and later exhumed and cremated on huge
pyres. I will leave aside here the question as to how such a
task could have been physically possible, for if the remains
of 700,000 victims can be located, that feat obviously was
possible somehow. Hence, we need to worry about the How only
if we do not find the expected traces.
The burial of 700,000 victims within a few months - most are
said to have died between July and October 1942 - requires a
minimum amount of space in the soil. In addition, large
areas where the cremations allegedly took place must have
existed, too. Finally, the cremation remains - ashes, body
fragments, unburned wood - need to be found somewhere. This
all needs quantification.
However, the task is not as simple as it seems, because we
are not dealing with a pristine crime scene as it was left
behind by the alleged perpetrators. Quite to the contrary:
it is a matter of record that two forensic/archaeological
investigations were conducted there at war's end or shortly
thereafter, one by Soviet, the other by Polish
authorities. In addition, there is evidence suggesting
that bombs were dropped onto the area of the former
Treblinka Camp toward the end of the war, probably by Soviet
aircraft, causing major devastation. Furthermore,
completely undocumented random digs by grave robbers have
been going on for decades, as the site was left basically
unguarded for decades after the war.
Hence, even if one were to succeed in determining exactly
how much of the camp's underlying soil has been disturbed,
how is one to tell which of these perturbations originate
from the purported perpetrators and which have been added by
the above-mentioned activities that unfolded after the camp
had been dissolved? While it is perhaps possible to find out
where and how much of a volume the Soviet and Polish
investigative commissions dug up, and to what degree it
included the volume of former mass graves and cremation
sites, etc., it is probably rather difficult, if at all
possible, to distinguish bomb craters and haphazard digs
from original mass graves and cremation sites. But such a
distinction is indispensable in order to be sure which soil
perturbation is original and which is later. Admittedly,
this prerequisite is a very high standard of proof which may
be extremely difficult or even impossible to meet. But that
failure of securing the evidence while it was fresh is
merely the fault of the authorities in charge of the area
right after the withdrawal of all German authorities in
1944. Worse still, if the camp's area was indeed bombarded
by the Soviet Air Force, this raises the suspicion that the
Soviets themselves were those who initiated the process of
destroying the evidence. It is moot to speculate about their
motives, but it is safe to say that securing evidence in a
mass-murder case was obviously not on their minds. At any
rate, not having conducted a thorough forensic investigation
for so many decades has led to a considerable deterioration
and spoliation of the evidence which we may never be able to
Still, considering that the cremation of 700,000+ victims
must have left innumerable traces in and around the camp, it
should be possible to come to some conclusions when scouring
the soil of the entire former camp and its vicinity for
these remains. This might be a daunting task, but it
seems to be the only way of determining with any degree of
reliability the magnitude of events that unfolded there.
As to remnants of homicidal gas chambers, this seems to be a
wild-goose chase undertaken by the orthodoxy. While it is
expected that some building remains have to be found in
those camps, finding a "gas chamber" seems illusory, for how
are we to decide whether the ruins of a building served as a
chemical mass-slaughter facility? While it is possible to
expect chemical traces of mass murder committed with
hydrogen cyanide aka Zyklon B - in the form of
long-term-stable Iron Blue - the lethal gas which
orthodox historians today claim was allegedly used in the
Aktion Reinhardt Camps - engine-exhaust gases - would not
have left any trace whatsoever. Hence, if some ruins
containing tiles are discovered, as was the case at
Treblinka, how are we to decide whether these tiles were
part of an actual shower room, as revisionists claim, or of
a homicidal gas chamber merely disguised as a shower room,
as orthodox historians insist? As far as I can see, there is
no way of telling the difference.
Proving Transit Activities
Revisionists face a different challenge. If almost 1.3
million individuals were transited through those camps,
where is the evidence for this? Where are these 1.3 million
persons? Asking that question 75 years later is a little
late, too. It cannot be expected that many of these
individuals are still alive today. But what evidence is
there that Treblinka, to stick with this camp, served as a
layover station? And is there even one single Jew who was
deported to Treblinka and showed up alive in "the East" or
anywhere else, for that matter?
Interestingly, there are quite a few eyewitness accounts
recorded by orthodox organizations who attest to the fact
that they, together with hundreds of other deportees, were
indeed transited through Treblinka. Eric Hunt has included
some of these statements in his documentary on
Treblinka. Although these Jews were sent to the Majdanek
labor camp rather than "to the East," their stories still
confirm that Treblinka did serve as a transit camp for
thousands of Jews. This means that Treblinka had to have the
logistical capability of serving that purpose.
Carlo Mattogno has pointed out a particularly illuminating
case of a Jewish individual transited through Treblinka.
It concerns the fate of a certain Minna Grossova, who was
born on Sept. 20, 1874. On October 19, 1942, this
68-year-old lady was deported to Treblinka - at a time when
on average some 5,000 Jews are said to have been killed and
buried there every single day. But instead of getting killed
there, she was sent to Auschwitz, where she ... no, was not
sent to the gas chambers either, although she was most
certainly not "fit for labor," but lived there another 14
months, finally dying there on December 30. If Mrs.
Grossova at age 68 was spared death in the gas chambers of
Treblinka and Auschwitz, it is likely that the many hundreds
of her fellow sufferers deported together with her shared
her fate as well. This fate, too, underlines that Treblinka
was indeed used as a transit camp where not even old, frail
Jews were murdered.
How about Jews actually transited to "the East"? Jean-Marie
Boisdefeu has documented an interesting case he stumbled
over while skimming Vad Vashem's database of Holocaust
victims. This case, too, is based on a memorial book
published by government authorities, in this case of
Germany. It concerns the Berlin Jew Siegmund Rothstein, born
in 1867, who was first deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto
for elderly Jews in August 1942. Barely a month later,
however, on September 26, he was deported to Treblinka at
the age of 75. But that was not his end at all, because the
German authorities found life signs of him further east, as
they finally determined that Rothstein died in Minsk, the
capital city of Belarus, some 240 miles (286 km) east of
Treblinka. I doubt 75-year-old Mr. Rothstein jumped off the
train prior to arriving at Treblinka and ran all the way to
German-occupied Minsk, Hence, he must have traveled there by
train. I also doubt that the German authorities reserved a
train just for him or put just him on a military train going
to Minsk. Rather, he must have made that journey on a
deportation train together with hundreds or thousands of
fellow deportees from Theresienstadt.
Boisdefeu states that none of the thousands of Jews deported
from Theresienstadt is listed in the German memorial book as
having been killed at Treblinka, but that they all are
listed with a variety of different locations where they
either died or were last heard of and then went missing.
This case, too, indicates that thousands of Jews seem to
have been deported to "the East" with Treblinka as a transit
station. As a result, Treblinka must indeed have had the
logistics to temporarily house, feed and clean hundreds, if
not thousands of individuals for short periods of time.
Among other things, it most likely did have a very real
shower facility for that very purpose.
It is therefore clear that orthodox historians have to
adjust their narrative to accommodate that role somehow. For
instance, Treblinka could be re-labeled as a combined
extermination and transit camp, serving both purposes at
once. This dual-interpretation approach, first observed by
Arthur Butz in his trail-blazing book, has been very
successful in shoring up the orthodox extermination
narrative for Auschwitz and Majdanek, when the mounting
evidence against their cases threatened to undermine them.
In the case of Treblinka, orthodox as well as revisionist
historians could be accommodated by saying that, yes, there
was a real shower, but, yes, it was also equipped to murder
instead of shower the deportees. Whether that is a credible
narrative, is for the reader to decide.
As far as I know, no one has done any thorough, systematic
research trying to locate more individual cases of Jews
transited through Treblinka, Sobibór or Bełżec to
other places using the data available in published sources,
victim and witness databases, etc. No one has even
considered the question, let alone pursued it. Orthodox
researchers are unlikely to undertake such research, as
asking the question is a heresy worth the professional death
penalty. Revisionists, on the other hand, have so far lacked
the human, monetary, logistical and temporal resources to
undertake such research on the grand scale it would require.
So in this case as well, the evidence keeps deteriorating,
as memories fade, documents decay and survivors die.
The one revisionist whom I had invited to do that research
in late 2016 - Eric Hunt - got upset with me because I
didn't offer him the research results on a silver platter
ready for his consumption. Hence, he decided to take an
altogether contrary stance with regard to the whole matter.
 Described most authoritatively by Yitzhak Arad in his
book Bełżec, Sobibór, Treblinka: The Operation
Reinhard Death Camps, Indiana University Press,
 Andrzej Kola, Bełżec: The Nazi Camp for Jews
in the Light of Archeological Sources. Excavations
1997-1999, The Council for the Protection of Memory and
Martyrdom/United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
 See Carlo Mattogno, Bełżec: Propaganda,
Testimonies, Archeological Research and History, reprint,
Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield 2016 (1st ed.2004).
 Andrzej Kola, "Sprawozdanie z archeologicznych
badań na terenie byłego obozu zagłady
Żydów w Sobibórze w 2000 r," Przeszłość
i Pamięć, No. 3, 2000; idem, "Badania
archeologiczne terenu byłego obózu zagłady
Żydów w Sobibórze," Przeszłość i
Pamięć, No. 4, 2001; Isaac Gilead, Yoram Haimi,
Wojciech Mazurek. "Excavating Nazi Extermination Centres,"
Present Pasts, Vol. 1, 2009; Marek Bem, Wojciech Mazurek,
Sobibór: Archaeological Research Conducted on the Site of
the Former German Extermination Centre in Sobibór 2000-2011,
The Foundation for Polish-German Reconciliation,
 Claus Hecking, "Archäologen im NS-Lager Sobibór:
Plötzlich kommen Stimmen von Juden aus den Ruinen'", Der
Spiegel, Sept. 23, 2014;
 Carlo Mattogno, Thomas Kues and Jürgen Graf in their
2-volume work The "Extermination Camps" of "Aktion
Reinhardt", 2nd ed., Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield 2015
(1st ed. The Barnes Review, Washington, D.C., 2013), Chapter
8.2.3f., pp. 886-939.
 Caroline Sturdy Colls, Holocaust Archaeologies:
Approaches and Future Directions, Springer, Berlin 2015.
 Carlo Mattogno et al., op. cit. (Note 7), Chapter
8.2.5., pp. 939-952.
 Treblinka: Inside Hitler's Secret Death Camp,
BBC/Furneaux & Edgar Productions, 2013;
 Eric Hunt, The Treblinka Archeaology Hoax, DVD, Castle
Hill Publishers, Uckfield 2014;
 Peter Witte, Stephen Tyas, "A New Document on the
Deportation and Murder of Jews during 'Einsatz Reinhardt',"
in: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter
2001, pp. 469f.
 Most recently and thoroughly explained by Carlo
Mattogno et al., op. cit. (Note 7); see esp. Chapter 7,
"Where They Went: The Reality of Resettlement," pp.
 See in this regard primarily Jonathan Harrison, Roberto
Muehlenkamp, Jason Myers, Sergey Romanov, Nicholas Terry,
Bełżec, Sobibór, Treblinka: Holocaust Denial and
Operation Reinhard, A Critique of the Falsehoods of
Mattogno, Graf and Kues,
 See Carlo Mattogno, Jürgen Graf, Treblinka:
Extermination Camp or Transit Camp?, 2nd ed., Theses &
Dissertations Press, Chicago, Ill., 2005, pp. 77-90.
 Bomb craters of up to 6 meters deep and 25 meters in
diameter were reported by the Polish investigative
commission in late 1945; see ibid., pp. 85-87.
 Although even that evidence might have been corrupted
by Jewish visitors scattering the ashes of their deceased
relatives on the camp grounds; see Eric Hunt, op. cit.¸ Note
 See Germar Rudolf, The Chemistry of Auschwitz, Castle
Hill Publishers, Uckfield 2017.
 Eric Hunt, op. cit.¸ Note 11, starting at 6 min 18
 C. Mattogno, Healthcare in Auschwitz: Medical Care and
Special Treatment of Registered Inmates, Castle Hill
Publishers, Uckfield 2016, p. 165.
 Miroslav Kárný, Terezínská pamĕtní kniha,
Terezínská Iniciativa Melantrich, Prague 1995, Vol. 1, p.
 Francois Sauvenière (pseud.), "Gazé à Treblinka et mort
à Minsk," Dubitando, No. 7, March 2006; republished in:
Jean-Marie Boisdefeu, Dubitando: Textes révisionnistes
(2004-2008), La Sfinge, Rome 2009, pp. 133-136; Engl.:
Jean-Marie Boisdefeu, "Gazé à Treblinka et mort à Minsk,"
Inconvenient History, Vol. 9, No. 1;
 Arthur Butz, The Hoax of the Twentieth Century: The
Case against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry,
4th ed., Castle Hill Publishers, Uckfield 2015, pp. 12, 141,
149, 156, 160, 165, 179f. etc.
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