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2 Ramadan 1438 A.H.- May 28, 2017 Issue # 22, Newsletter # 1708
Hadith of the Week
All Muslims call themselves Believers but Islam
differentiates between them in a very interesting way.
Narrated by Umru bin Taghlib, r.a.:
Once some goods] came to the Prophet, pbuh. He distributed
them, giving to some people and not to the others. Later he
heard that those who were not given anything were unhappy
and were grumbling. So the Prophet, pbuh, went to the
pulpit, praised Allah and said: I give to some people and
leave out others, though I love those I leave out more than
those to whom I give. I give to those of whom I know that
they are impatient and their is stinginess in there hearts,
and I give not to those in whom there is goodness and
reliance on Allah and among them is Umru bin Taghlib. I was
sitting right in front of him, pbuh, when he said this. I
would not want anything in exchange for his words even if
they were red camels.
[Hadith in Sahih Bukhari, # 923, old numbering, and Musnad
of Ahmad ibn Hanbal, # 20948.]
Note: In those days, red camels were the most valuable
things you could have
Most Mistreated Muslim Prisoner in Canada.
Please write to him, or send him a postcard:
Mohammad Momin Khawaja
Correctional Service of
P.O. Box 280
Bath, Ontario K0H IG0
Political Prisoners :
Pre-Ramadan Message from Jamaat al-Muslimeen at Baltimore's
A Masjid which Ignores the Muslim World's opposition to
On May 26, after Juma' at Masjid Rahma [also known as ISB] a
6-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen message was given to 100 Muslims.
Precautions had to be taken as now the masjid administration
has introduced "in house police" to stop the distribution of
messages critical of government policies.
A policeman was told by the administration to stop the
distribution because page one noted that the concept of
monarchy is opposed by Islam.
People largely from the upper middle class of the Muslim
community gather here in big numbers but the masjid
leadership has nothing to say to them about the tragic
suffering of the Muslim ummah because it is
Here is an outline of the 6- page document given to 100
Muslims who were mostly Arab, Indo-Pakistani and
Trump in Saudi Arabia. Pros & cons. [Photo]
Remembering Malcolm X. [Br. Abu Talib].
Khutba on America's prison system & Condemnation of
Violence against women, [Br. Kaukab Siddique].
Syria. Heavy clashes between Assad-Iran-Russia vs Islamic
State on three fronts.
Mosul. Week 31. Dwindling defense force battling huge
US-backed Shia armada.
The people were open minded and appreciated the Jamaat
message but masjid police prevented the info from reaching
many others. .
New Trend's humble web site is still doing well.
April 2017 had:
Thank you Br. Rich
Complete shutdown being observed in occupied Kashmir
In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown, marked by curfew
and other restrictions, is being observed on Sunday against
the killing of top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Sabzar
Ahmed Butt and 11 other youth by Indian troops.
All shops and other business establishments are closed while
traffic is off the road. A two-day strike is being observed
across the Valley from today on the call of joint resistance
leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq
and Mohammad Yasin Malik against the killings and use of
brute force on civilians by troops. The leaders also called
for a march to Tral on Tuesday to pay tributes to Sabzar
Ahmad Butt and other youth, martyred by troops in Pulwama
and Baramulla areas, yesterday.
Meanwhile, curfew and other restrictions have been imposed
in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Gandarbal and
other districts of the territory. Deputy Commissioner,
Srinagar, ordered strict curfew especially in Kralkhud,
Khanyar, Rainawari, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma,
Batamaloo and Nowhatta areas of the city.
The authorities also ordered closure of schools and colleges
in Srinagar and other parts of the territory on Monday in
view of protests against the killing of Sabzar Ahmad Butt
and 11 other youth. Mobile and internet services were
suspended on Saturday afternoon, a day after authorities
lifted a month-long ban on the social media. This is the
third time this year that authorities suspended internet
On the other hand, the authorities have placed almost all
Hurriyet leaders under house arrest. Syed Ali Gilani
continued to remain under house arrest at his Hyderpora
residence, while Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has been placed under
house detention at his Nigeen residence. Other detained
leaders include Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Advocate
Shahid-ul-Islam, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar, Altaf
Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Laya and Hilal Ahmed War
USA and allies providing AROUND THE CLOCK air cover to Shia Armada.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, briefing reporters
from Baghdad via teleconference, said supporting the Iraqi
security forces in the fight to liberate the key city of
Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remains the
priority and the United States has maintained an
around-the-clock presence of aircraft to protect and support
its partner forces on the ground.
"These aircraft provide myriad missions, including close air
support, situational awareness, command and control,
refueling and kinetic strikes," he said.
May 28: In an area of Mississippi, 65 miles south of
Jackson, a gunman killed 8 people, including 3 women. He has
May 26. In Portland, Oregon, a man stabbed to death two men
who were trying to stop him from shouting at and abusing a
Muslim woman and a Black woman. He injured a third person
He was arrested.
[Both incidents were by crazed White men.]
Violation of Basic Human Rights
Jamaat e Islami Bangladesh ameer calls to bring missing Aman
Azmi and Arman back to their families before Ramadan
[Courtesy Shah Abdul Hannan]
Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami's Ameer Maqbul Ahmad has issued
the following statement on 25th May, 2017 urging to bring
Ex-Brigadier General Abdullahil Aman Al Azmi, the son of
former Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami Professor Ghulam Azam and
also Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem Arman, the son of
Jamaat's central executive committee's former member Shaheed
Mir Quasem Ali, back to their families before the holy month
"The mothers and the entire families of Ex-Brigadier General
Abdullahil Aman Al Azmi and Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem
Arman are severely mournful and passing days with deep
sorrow. They are waiting for the safe return of their
A group of plain cloth peoples, claiming themselves as the
law enforcers entered into the house of Ex-Brigadier General
Abdullahil Aman Al Azmi unlawfully and arrested him on 22nd
August of 2016. Earlier, apparently the similar people had
unjustifiably arrested Barrister Mir Ahmad Bin Quasem on 9th
August of 2016 from his house in Mirpur DOHS area. But since
then, the law enforcers have been denying their arrest
claim. 10 months have been elapsed so far, still they are
Their families and relatives are passing days amid severe
tension and worries. The constitution and prevailing law
have been violated through the incident of their abduction.
Shaheed Mir Quasem Ali, the father of Barrister Arman also
had been executed unjustifiably. Before his execution, he
wanted to see his son but his desire was not fulfilled. The
old aged mother of Ex-Brigadier General Aman Azmi is also
passing terrible days with acute tensions for her missing
son. What could be more painful than this harsh reality? I
am urging all the international human rights platforms and
lawyers communities to raise voice against such unlawful and
inhuman activities of the government.
Finally, I am calling upon the authorities concerned to
disclose the whereabouts of Ex-Brigadier General Abdullahil
Aman Al Azmi and Barrister Arman and also to bring them back
to their families before the holy month of Ramadan."
"Israel" is not a Democracy and both USA & "Israel" Support
by Sis. Karen English
Isn't it funny how most politicians give a lockstep response
to any mention of Israel? They always manage to slip in the
assertion of Israel being the only democracy in the Middle
East and tout Israel and the United State's shared values.
The latter isn't anything that should be touted proudly.
Israel being the only democracy in the Middle East can be
easily debunked in short order. Approximately 4.5m
Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have no say in the
laws that govern very aspect of their lives. Arabs who
happen to be actual Israeli citizens continue to face
official discriminatory laws and widespread racism that
makes them second-class citizens similar to African
Americans in the Jim Crow South. Further, the last thing
Israel would really want is a true democracy. Its greatest
fear is one day being outnumbered by Arabs. They are a
younger population and have a higher birthrate. Looking
ahead Israel can see one person- one vote would surely
threaten its domination.
At present the so-called "democracy" is under threat for
Jews and Palestinians. Loyalty oaths are being introduced
and one could face an investigation if critical of
government policies. Israel -a democracy? Those two words
shouldn't be said in the same sentence.
Onto the notion of shared values. This comparison is true.
Both countries participated in a brutal land grab that
discounted and persecuted the indigenous populations. In the
case of the United States, the Native American population
was nearly decimated. I'm sure Israel would like to follow
more closely The United States' example but unfortunately
for Israel's sake the world is watching—more now than
ever before. And, alhamdullilah—we now have social
media ready to shine its light on the doings of Israel. To
some degree this has added a tiny complication to Israel's
Another shared value involves the arms selling business.
Trump's main goal in swinging by Saudia Arabia during his
foray into the outside world is to sell them $110 billion
dollars in arms. That's been downplayed by the media. What
does Saudi Arabia get out of the deal? The United States, in
exchange, supports the dictatorship of the royal monarchy
and keeps it in place. We barely hear about the civilian
deaths resulting from Saudi air strikes in Yemen hitting
homes, markets, hospitals, schools, and mosques—nor
the repression of pro-reform activists and peaceful
Israel does its part in that value-sharing. In the past it
supplied weapons to some of the worst human rights violators
imaginable: Augusto Pinochet, the government of South Africa
during apartheid, for example. There is evidence that it
sold weapons to the Hutu government as it was carrying out
genocide against the Tutsi population of Rwanda. Presently
it sells to Southern Sudan, and other dictatorships, that
kill, plunder and oppress their citizens. Israel also trains
units guarding presidential regimes in other African states.
According to reports, this is happening in Cameroon, Togo
and Equatorial Guinea - nondemocratic states, some of them
dictatorships, that kill, plunder and oppress their
Not to be left out, the United States has supported and sold
arms to some of those same countries. Presently, though
Egypt is now ruled by a military junta and despite Egyptian
President (and former Army general) Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's
oppressive policies, the United States sells Egypt arms and
gives them approximately $1.3 billion in military aid.
Nothing gives these two countries pause. Why? Because these
activities are an expression of their values. Which, as the
politicians are always reminding us—are one and the
Do you think of this while fasting?
Ramadan Renewal Should include the Fact that Islam is a
complete way of life.
by Kaukab Siddique
Muslims often forget the message of renewal given by Maulana
Maudoodi, Syed Qutb, Dr.Israr Ahmed and Syed Munawwar Hasan:
that Islam is a complete way of life.
Worship should not exclude explicit rejection of false gods.
Our kalima begins with LA [no to false ideas].
American upper class masjids are ignoring central facts of
Muslims are ONE UMMAH, from Nigeria to Kashmir to the
Our Book is one, the Qur'an. Our leader is one: Muhammad,
pbuh. Our future is one: the Hereafter.
We cannot ignore the bombing and occupation of Muslim
countries and still claim to be followers of Islam.
We cannot ignore the poverty, hunger, disenfranchisement,
exploitation and oppression of the global ummah and still
claim to be following Islam because we are fasting.
We cannot ignore the rights of HALF of the global ummah,
WOMEN, keep treating them as second class citizens, and
still claim to be following Islam.
We cannot ignore the occupation of Palestine, the
establishment of puppet regimes in Africa, Iraq, Syria and
Kashmir and still claim to be Muslims because we are
Islam is a complete way of life. Fasting is a blessing if it
makes us aware of Allah, the messages of the Qur'an, and of
the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh.
Invitation to Think from Br.Robert Solano
Good Advice for President Trump.
America won't be Going back to White Supremacy.
Many Americans love the statements that Donald Trump has
made regarding the need to make America great again. But in
reality, he is just trying to fix something that is not
America is Great and will be even greater once it gives up
its Zionist influenced polities of carrying out wars in
predominantly Muslim countries. The cost of wounded, killed
and economic waste are too great.
It is sad that many Anglo-Americans (whites) feel that
America is no longer great and that it needs some type of
corrective action. I feel that for the last twenty-five
years America has been at its peak in greatness. True,
whites must save seats in the Universities for Blacks and
Hispanic and they can't make a worthwhile movie where the
only heroes are white Anglo-Saxon. If this is what they want
to go back to, rest assured that it is not "American Great
Again" but instead only white people great again. Sorry,
it's over, White American need to get used to it. We now
have a nation where the number of Latinos and the number of
Blacks and Asian will exceed the number of "whites" in the
21st century. And by 2030 the Muslim American will double.
We will not go back to the abuses and humiliations that
minorities suffered in the past.What we have to stop is the
Zionist doctrine Israeli racial/ethnic/religious superiority
and its apartheid practices. Yes, Superman, all comidians,
Santa Claus and Spiderman will no longer be the only heroes
on TV or the movies. Non-Muslim America need to get used to
it. They should just thank Allah that the land that was
stolen from the Indians and where Africans had to work free
is something of the past; no, we are not going back.
American is great and will continue to be great and
President Trump or his kind will not be the ones to do it.
Let's continue to practice Respect for others regardless of
their station in life. As our Holy Prophet reminded us, an
Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab; also a white has no
superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority
over a white.
HE added, that except by piety and good action. American
need to find another foreign policy that does not involved
its soldiers coming back home in a coffin or totally
handicap. No hospitals, nor Mosques should be "accidentally"
bombed. We need to end these Zionist inspired wars.
I say again, that what we have to do is stop the Middle East
wars that are causing nothing but death and wounded among
ours and of others and which is causing trillions of
dollars. Furthermore, to make everyone happy we should allow
the Palestinians to enjoy Palestine without Zionist racist
Apartheid. It will bring peace to all to do so.
- Br. Robert Solano lives in Texas and is a member of the
Jamaat al-Muslimeen leadership team. He's conducted da'wa
over the past several decades to the Hispanic community and
given the Spanish translation of the Qur'an to more than 500
Manchester or Mosul?
by Kaukab Siddique
This is a Facebook post that reached 5850 people via the
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Facebook page, and has received 1301
"Likes" since 5/23.
ISIS has taken responsibility for the Manchester attack of
May 22. The attack killed 22 and wounded 59. The human
bomber who carried out the attack has been identified as
Salman Abedi . Nine persons have been arrested. The scene of
panic near the attack point was played by all TV cable
channels on and on for 12 hours, making it seem as if the
attack was going on and on.
I am against attacks on civilians. I am against war. I
oppose violence. Communication and understanding based on
self-determination for all nations is my belief.
Information from the international media indicates that more
than 1000 civilians have been killed in Mosul by US,
British, French, Australian, Belgian and Canadian air
strikes. Among those killed are several hundred
Same sources, particularly Syrian Observatory, indicate that
more than 3500 civilians have been killed in Syria in air
strikes by western air forces. Again these victims include
almost a thousand children. Raqqa, El Bab, Idlib, Aleppo and
civilians in these and many smaller towns have been hit.
[Numbers are for about one year only, not including
atrocities by the Assad regime.]
First military raid after Trump came in was carried out in
Yemen and caused civilian deaths including children.
NATO has been bombing Afghanistan for years. Every now and
then civilians are killed. Records are not easily
British PM ms. Mays says the human bomber who destroyed
himself was a coward. What should we then say about the
British and allied jet bombers which are invisible to their
Muslim victims? Then we have to consider the British and
allied pilots "heroes" who are in no danger themselves and
simply note their victims as shadows on radar and press a
couple of buttons which let loose deadly bombs and missiles
which incinerate entire Muslim families and sometimes entire
The 59 who were injured in Manchester are getting top level
medical treatment in the best hospitals
More than half a million terrorized people of Mosul,
including thousands of children fleeing from the bombing
campaign are sitting under the scorching sun, with little
food and water, with no hope for he future except their
IS affiliate Captures Marawi city. Air Strikes and Military
In the southern tip of Mindanao, an affiliate of the Islamic
State known as Maute captured the city of Marawi and has
held it for six days. Surprisingly the fighters were able to
repel an army attempt to regain the city. This was on May 26
and 11 army troops and 4 police were killed and 39 army
As of May 28 the Philippines air force is carrying out
strikes which have been criticized by a local
representative. The army has brought in reinforcements and
The conflict began when the regime tried to arrest Isnilon
Hapilon, the leader of the Islamic group. Some fighters from
Malaysia and Indonesia have joined the group.
People are fleeing the city, government buildings and police
offices are on fire. The central government has declared an
[Strategically, according to observers, IS is trying to set
up a base in the Philippines from which it could deter
Australia from carrying out bombing raids and troop
movements in Iraq and Afghanistan.]
Mosul Week 32. Trump week 18
Three Pronged Attack on Inner City. Heavy Fighting.
Dwindling Defense force. Iraqi & Iranian Generals
On May 27 regime forces backed by US and British air strikes
entered the last three districts of Mosul still under
control of the Islamic State [IS]. Heavy fighting followed
and the massive Shia attack was stopped by six human
In the Zanjil sector of the city, 15 Shia troops and two
senior officers, a colonel and a lieutenant colonel were
killed as well as 24 Islamic State fighters.
After 7 and a half months of fighting, outnumbered ten to
one, there are few defenders left.
There is little food and clean water in the city. People are
streaming out of the city, mostly women and children,
looking for survival.
Human rights organizations are reporting torture and murder
of civilians by Shia forces at a rate which is causing
concern in the Baghdad regime itself.
US, British and other European air forces are busy striking
Islamic targets which lack anti-aircraft weapons.
Islamic State is changing its tactics. It has set up
headquarters in Hawija and controls a large part of Kirkuk
In Diyala province on the Iranian border, IS captured three
strategic villages north of Baquba . Two Brigadier Generals
of the regime were killed in the fighting.
On May 27, an Iranian military force reached Baij, a desert
area on the western border of Iraq. In the clash which
followed with a very small Islamic state group, the Iranians
suffered heavily. Among the dead is their commander Nasiri,
the founder of the so-called Badr brigade who has been
coordinating Shia forces from Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and
On May 26, raiders from the Islamic State [IS] attacked
regime check posts near the oil fields of Basra killing 33
of the security forces.
The next day IS fighters attacked the regime military
position in southwest Baghdad killing 19 and injuring 31
troops. The four fighters were also killed.
Massacre of Women & Children in US air strikes.
IS Holding on to eastern Hama.
Assad & Russia Hitting Daraa. Damascus conflict.
May 22-May 28 the war map of Syria is like this:
Idlib province. Islamic with coalition of al-Nusra and
other groups. Parts of Aleppo province under Islamic
factions and IS.
Raqqa province, Palmyra, Deir ez Zor [except a regime
garrison], eastern Hama province, parts of Hasakeh, under
strict Islamic rule by IS.
Daraa province. Moderately Islamic, under FSA.
Qamishli to Hasakeh to extensive Turkish border. Moving
towards al-Raqqa. Kurdish Communists with US-British
Damascus [with fighting in suburbs], Homs, fighting in
the desert, , Hama, Aleppo, fighting all around it, under
Latakia mostly under regime but north east under al-Nusra
and other groups.
North central corridor from Turkish border to El Bab.
BIGGEST MASSACRE of CIVILIANS.
On May 25 and 26,
American-British-French etc jets hit the
civilian population of al-Mayadin. A total of 106 civilians,
including 42 children were killed. [Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights]. These were families of Islamic State fighters
who had migrated from al-Raqqa to avoid the daily bombing by
the US coalition.
In the latest US coalition bombing on May 28, 18 civilians
were killed in the al-Raqqa area.
Raqqa was also bombed by the US on May 26 [northern
Lebanese shia Hizb forces fighting IS in Aleppo
province reached 4 km from al-Maskaneh which is the last IS
town in eastern Aleppo province. This advance by Hizb was
preceded by a blizzard of bombing by the Russian air force,
documented as 110 air strikes.
East of Hama, Islamic State is holding its ground
after capturing the Salamiya area.
FSA forces in Daraa province and city came under
severe and continuing bombing and shelling by Assad's air
force and Iranian artillery.
Alawite suburb of al-Assad just outside Damascus
came under FSA mortar attack. Assad's Shia militias clashed
with al-Nusra in Yarmouk, the Palestinian camp abutting
The SDF [Kurdish communist] advance with
American Special Forces towards Al Raqqa has stopped around
al-Tabqa and the Baath dam with the arrival of Islamic State
Why is Pakistan Moving Steadily Towards Instability with all
its borders "Active?"
Compiled by New Trend Research.
Problems which touch the daily lives of people are quite
obvious in Pakistan.
Daily outages of electricity in the extreme summer heat are
affecting people across the country. People are actually
dying of the heat they cannot deal with.
Couple that lack of comfort with the increasing lack of
security and the steady erosion of law and order.
The courts are unable to provide justice and cases go on
Extreme poverty in some areas of Pakistan is leading people
to rise up against the rulers. Groups with guns are
attracting recruits in large numbers.
The mobility of the middle and upper classes show to the
messes what they do not have. The class structure is cruel
and the disdain with which servants and employees are
treated are creating trauma in the minds of the "have
In the core of society is the sense of inferiority under
which the women of Pakistan live. Great numbers of them will
no longer accept the "second class" role. Fortunately some
Islamic groups have started accepting women into their
activist formations though not yet in their decision making
Often women who want to choose whom they will marry are seen
as corrupt and are victimized if they persist. The result is
a steady flow of alienated women into secular west-oriented
groups. Many women do not know that they have property
rights in Islam and have no way of knowing if men are
usurping their property rights. Cousin marriages which have
some benefits are being used to stop women from marriages of
[Women are told that the marriage of Ali, r.a. and Fatima,
r.a. a "cousin marriage" was ideal. They have no way of
knowing that the Prophet, pbuh, did not teach that cousin
marriages should be carried out. The successful cousin
marriages in early Islam were successful because those
getting married were intense in their devotion to the ideals
of Islam. In our times, with religion a part of convention,
cousin marriages are a tool to control and oppress
The Problem at the Center
In 1965, the Pakistani armed forces fought with heroism and
fortitude against Indian aggression. However in the last 50
years, the Pakistani military has been repeatedly used
against its own people. The most tragic episode was the
behavior of the army as an occupation force in East Pakistan
where it violated the norms of Islam and treated the Bengali
speaking people as non-Muslims. India intervened and the
army surrendered to India: a tragedy which has never
happened in Muslim history: A Muslim army surrendering to
Then there was the army attack on the Red Mosque and the
Women's Seminary, Jamia Hafsa, right in the heart of
American influence has entered the military to such an
extent that America can move Pakistani armed forces against
Pakistanis. The growth of the movement for Sharia rule
became so strong in Swat and in the frontier areas that
America saw it as a threat. At the behest of America, the
army removed the ENTIRE population of Swat and turned it
into a free fire zone. The Islamic fighters resisted every
inch of the way under the leadership of mujahid leader
Maulvi Fazlullah. The army lost several thousand of its
troops but also inflicted heavy casualties and forced
Fazlullah to retreat across the border into Afghanistan.
The army and air force moved through the entire frontier
disrupting Islamic communities and suppressing Islamic
resistance. These frontier people are great supporters of
Pakistan but they also have a sense of honor which will not
allow them to accept being bullied and controlled by a
military working for an overseas kafir power.
Finally the army invaded North Waziristan , again displaced
the ENTIRE population and went on a rampage from village to
village. The mujahideen resisted all the way but had to
retreat under air strikes and tank columns and long range
artillery used by the Pakistanis.
Bugti, one of the top leaders of the Baluch was murdered by
the army [according to the Baluchi rebels]. Gradually the
province has risen in rebellion owing to serious atrocities
committed by the army, including the "disappearance" of
scores of Baluch opponents . INDIA has seized the
opportunity to fuel the rebellion in Baluchistan. An Indian
spy has been captured in the troubled area which adds to the
suspicion that India is actively creating problems in
Small Islamic groups have arisen across Pakistan who see the
regime as unIslamic. One of these has been trying to help
the persecuted Sunnis of Iranian Baluchistan. The border
raids by this group are seen as a threat by Iran and Tehran
sees Pakistan's weakness and has threatened to enter
Pakistan to put an end to this and other mujahideen
Within that context, India has started attacking villages on
the line of control shared by Pakistan and India in Kashmir.
India is using heavy artillery and Pakistan is answering
with heavy artillery. These sporadic clashes are increasing
in intensity and could set off a bigger conflict, even a
war. India is trying to crush a peaceful uprising in
Kashmir. The Kashmiri people are telling India to get out of
Kashmir. The Indian attacks on the Pakistani villages are a
way of creating Indian disinformation that the Kashmiri
uprising is not indigenous and is being ignited by
Advice to Pakistan
New Trend would urge Pakistan to create internal peace. The
people of Swat, Waziristan and other frontier areas should
be allowed to govern themselves under Sharia. Troops should
be withdrawn, prisoners released and journalists allowed
into Islamic villages occupied by the army. The army should
stop encouraging Shias and Qadianis and remove them from
persecuting the Islamic opposition. Secularists should not
be allowed to belittle Islam through various kinds of media.
Blasphemy via blogs used by the seculars should be
In the interior of the country, hospitals, clinics,
alternate medicine, clean water, primary and secondary
education should be provided to all families. Respected
Islamic scholars should teach the rights of women.
In the final analysis, Pakistan will have to fight for its
existence. Remember that India is now united with USA and
Israel on the one hand and has good relations with Iran and
Kabul on the other.
The mosques are the foundation of Pakistan. Let the voices
of unity and struggle rise up.
News Within the U.S.
May 25 [Courtesy AOL.com ]
1.5 Million Victims of Human trafficking.
According to law enforcement, there are more than 1.5
million victims of human trafficking in the United States
alone -- and a method the sinister criminals use to sell
children has been revealed.
Child sex traffickers are using previously harmless emoji
symbols to lure their young victims, KDVR reports.
Investigators found that the symbols are found all over
websites like Backpage.com, where pimps are known to sell
teen and pre-teen girls and boys for sex.
According to KDVR, pimps can't use the actual ages of the
children or call them "young" online or the website would
flag them. Some started using "fresh" or "sweet," but police
easily figured out that code.
Masters student Jessica Whitney found a way to crack the
disturbing emoji code.
"They're a lot harder to detect in a system because you
can't just search the keyword," she said.
She and her professor, Murray Jenney, shared a few of the
They told KDVR that cherry means virgin, airplane means new
in town and the number of rose emojis in a post symbolizes
Kashmiris carry out demonstrations in front of the White House
Washington, D.C. May 24, 2017. Hundreds of Kashmiri
Americans - men, women and children - from various states in
the United States staged their huge rally in front of the
White House. They were demanding United Nations - assured
right of self-determination.
Raising slogans of: "Kashmiri Lives Matter Too" "Kashmir in
Pain: India in Shame" "Indian Forces: Out of Kashmir"
"Demilitarize Kashmir" "U.N. Implement Resolutions on
Kashmir" "Stop Forced Disappearances and Torture in
Kashmir," the marchers held candle light vigil on the
sidewalk of the White House.
Syed Ali Geelani, 'the Keynote Speaker' called on the world
leaders to persuade India and Pakistan to initiate a
meaningful dialogue with the Kashmiri leadership to settle
the Kashmir dispute once and for all. He suggested that it
is better for Indian authorities to shun its stubborn
approach and resolve this long pending issue. "The Indian
army is unleashing a new wave of terror, killing dozens and
maiming hundreds of unarmed protesters, utilizing bullets
and lethal pellet-guns aimed to kill and maim" emphasized
Mr. Geelani. He hoped that a new dawn of prosperity, peace
and stability will be guaranteed when the Kashmir dispute is
resolved to the satisfaction of the people of Kashmir.
Mohammad Yasin Malik, 'Guest of Honor' thanked the audience
for expressing their solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
He said that Kashmir is facing worst kind of oppression
unleashed by Indian army. Innocent people are being killed,
maimed, blinded, incarcerated, tortured and humiliated by
the occupational forces. India is using its military might
to crush the peaceful resistance movement of Kashmir. And
this all is being done with impunity. Mr. Malik expressed
his sadness that no civilized nation, not even the United
States seems to be concerned with the human rights
atrocities being committed in this unfortunate land. Not a
single word has been uttered by them against human rights
violations taking place in Kashmir.
Barrister Sultan Mehmood Choudhary, 'Special Guest' warned
that the Kashmiri youth, who had laid down their arms to
pursue their struggle by peaceful means, were again becoming
restive and the prevailing tensions in occupied Kashmir
might explode and lead to a conflict. He therefore urged the
international community to resolve the Kashmir dispute for
the sake of peace and stability in South Asia. Barrister
highlighted that Indian army is conducting a campaign of
slaughter in Kashmir. Each day they shoot and kill
civilians; detain and brutally torture innocent Kashmiri
men, women and children.
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai, 'Main Organizer' said that it is one
thing to deny a people their right to freedom of speech and
the freedom to vote. It is another thing to deny them the
right to live. Fai added that there is no freedom in
Kashmir. Only death, destruction and oppression. He
reiterated that the United States paved the way for freedom
around the world. The United States can help the people of
Kashmir achieve peace, freedom and self-determination.
Dr. Imtiaz Khan, President, Kashmiri American council
supported dialogue process between India and Pakistan to
settle the Kashmir dispute, but emphasized that the
leadership of the people of Kashmir must be made integral
part of the process. He urged President Trump to listen to
Mr. P. Chidambaram, former Home Minister of India who said
on February 25, 2017 that India has lost Kashmir. Dr. Khan
said that Yashwant Sinha, former foreign minister of India
said on January 27, 2017 that India has failed Kashmiris and
Kashmiris claim that they have lost faith in India.
Sardar Zulfikhar Khan moderated the event and Sardar Zarif
Khan and Sardar Zubair Khan thanked the attendees for their
Others who spoke included: Dr. M.A.Dhar, Javaid Rathore,
Sardar Taj Khan, Sardar Imtiaz Khan Garalavi, Choudhry
Shaban, Gulfaraz Inqilabi, Sardar Sajid Sawar.Raja Liaqat
kayani, Malik Hamid, Zeeshan Haider, Choudhry Zahoor Akhtar,
Sardar zahid khan, Asgher khan, Prof. Abdul Rashid, Raja
Mukhtar, Wajid Ali shah, Sardar Afzal khan, Sabar khan,
Sardar Tahir, Ghulam, Syed mukhtar shah, Ms. Amana Habib,
Ms. Farah Sawar, Ms. Mumtaz kosar, Ms. Khalida Perveen.
Dr. Fai is the Secretary General of 'World Kashmir Awareness
Forum' and can be reached at: 1-202-607-6435
Guantanamo Bay: Unjust Institutionalization
Guantanamo Bay: Unjust Institutionalization
by Maitha Ali [Greensboro,NC]
The Land of the Free, the Land of Justice and Liberty: The
United States of America - the Land home to one of the most
notorious and appalling detention facilities in the world.
Located in the southeastern region of Cuba, the United
States Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, also known as GTMO, is
commonly known for the unjustified withholdings of over 700
detainees. A majority of these detainees follow the religion
of Islam and reportedly come from 48 different countries.
And a remarkable 92% are not affiliated with any
organizations such as al-Qaeda.  Although this detention
facility continues to be an ongoing, controversy, I believe
that this prison deserves to be shut down as it continuously
violates, obliterates, and denounces the basic legal and
human rights of detainees.
Guantanamo Bay was reestablished as a detention facility, in
the aftermaths of the tragic events following September 11,
2001. In January 2002, GTMO's new mission was acknowledged
with so-called "good intentions" to improve safety and
protection from radical criminals, in addition to
facilitating optimal interrogation. Today, over 50 prisoners
continue to remain in this facility, regardless of past
attempts made by former President Barack Obama to shut it
In 2014, the documentary, Guantanamo: Blacked Out Bay, was
released and led by news reporter, Gianna Toboni who was
given the opportunity to tour the facility. Although there
were many restrictions, (for example, not being able to film
certain areas nor expose any faces of guards), the
documentary only scratched the surface of the harsh living
conditions of the detainees. One of these conditions
consisted of detainees living in outdoor cells with concrete
floors and exposed pipes for toilets.  Toboni was able to
interview former Guantanamo prisoner, Mustafa Ait Idir, who
was incarcerated for seven years due to suspicion of
conspiracy. In his short interview, he described his brutal
treatment when he initially arrival to the facility. When
asked about the treatment by the prison guards, he replied,
"They treated us worse than animals. If we were animals,
people wouldn't treat us that way." 
Before ending the documentary, Toboni was also able to
interview a former Guantanamo guard, Terry Holdbrook, who
interestingly converted as a Muslim, attending the beliefs
of Islam. Holdbrook commented, "I said to myself, 'If I've
got all the freedom in the world and I'm miserable, and
these guys are going to die in a cage and they believe that
God cares about them... maybe I should learn about Islam.'"
Referring to Holdbrook's traumatic experience, he revealed a
lot about the training received in order to officially
become a guard at the Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, he
"We were shown videos of 11 September and all we kept being
that the detainees were the worst of the worst - they were
Bin Laden's drivers, Bin Laden's cooks, and these people
will kill you the first chance they get. We were taught
nothing about Islam". 
Guantanamo Bay prison stands in absolute defiance of both
national and international law, depriving the rights of many
individuals who are wrongfully placed within this facility.
Of course, this is not to say that all detainees are
innocent, but it highlights the statistic that 92% of
detainees were illegally abducted from their homes and
unhesitatingly labelled as a "terrorist" or
The torture methods used are disgraceful and absolutely
degrading to not only civil liberties, but human nature.
Methods of torture that are utilized include sleep
deprivation, forced nudity and sexual acts, wall standing,
walling, water dousing, boxed and solitary confinement,
rectal feeding and rehydration, waterboarding - the list
goes on and on. And we as Americans, have the audacity to
label these acts as "enhanced interrogation techniques,"
while the only aspect these deplorable and oppressive
methods enhance, is complete negligence and dereliction of
humanity. There is no moral justification for implementing
senseless harm on another individual.
Every human being is entitled to their rights. This means we
should be allowed to have the free will to practice our own
religion and express our individualistic thoughts and
feelings, all within socially and lawfully acceptable
limitations. The practices that occur within the Guantanamo
Bay detention facility, however, deprive the basic legal
rights of personal integrity and liberty. This includes the
right of protection from irrational and arbitrary arrest,
the right to humane treatment, the right to personal
security and most importantly, the right to being tried by a
court. These are all in violation of the Third Geneva
Convention, which is a treaty that was originally in place
to protect prisoners. These GTMO detainees also have the
right to legal representation including, attorney-client
privilege, and access to other consular assistance.
The GTMO situation is an amplified example of illegal
detention and this atrocity is in genuine need of a
resolution. What has the facility of Guantanamo Bay
accomplished successfully other than tormenting and
humiliating individuals? Other than heightening the tension
between those who do belong to radical groups? What has the
facility of Guantanamo Bay accomplished successfully other
than becoming its own form of terrorism, as it completely
obliterates the significance of human existence? As it
completely obliterates the images of Liberty, Justice, and
Freedom that America advertises and claims to be? We claim
to be a democracy with rights, yet we allow detention guards
with training in hatred to be justified in their horrendous
acts of mortification and degradation. We allow these same
detention guards to be the Judge, Jury, and Executioner for
these individuals - whether they are guilty or innocent.
ACLU, Guantánamo by the Numbers,
Vicenews, YouTube, August 23, 2014,
Vicenews, YouTube, August 23, 2014
Sarfraz Manzoor. After six months as a guard at
Guantánamo The Guardian, (2009)
ACLU. "Guantánamo by the Numbers." American Civil
Liberties Union. Accessed May 02, 2017.
Dixon, Martin, Robert McCorquodale, and Sarah
Williams. Cases and materials on international law. Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 2011.
IRJC, "IACHR REPORT HIGHLIGHTS HUMAN RIGHTS
VIOLATIONS AT GUANTANAMO AND URGES CLOSURE." August 17,
Pugliese, Joseph. "Transcendence in the Animal:
Guantanamo's Regime of Indefinite Detention and the Open in
the Cage." Vill. L. Rev. 60 (2015): 573.
Rothman, Lily. "Why the United States Controls
Guantanamo Bay." TIME Magazine, January 22, 2015.
Vicenews. YouTube. August 23, 2014.
Prophet's, pbuh, great Wisdom in not appointing Ali, r.a.,
as Leader of Muslims.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Dear Muslims, it was the great wisdom of the Prophet, pbuh,
that he did not appoint Ali, r.a., to any important
position, nor did he, pbuh, appoint any of the Banu Hashim,
his own tribe to any important position.
As we know, the Prophet, pbuh, loved Ali, r.a., as well as
Ali's father Abu Talib. However, in Islam, appointment of
one's own relatives is considered the root of many serious
problems which would undercut the principle of shoora which
is central to the Islamic way of life.
Love is not a consideration for appointment because it leads
to nepotism and family rule as we can see in Saudi Arabia
The Prophet, pbuh, being very close to Ali,r.a., knew that
Ali, r.a., though pious and brave did not have leadership
qualities. The Prophet, pbuh, knew this right in the
beginning of his mission. When he offered Islam to Abu Bakr,
r.a., it was accepted right away by Abu Bakr, r.a., on the
basis of his own intellectual ability.
When he offered Islam to Ali, r.a., instead of accepting it,
Ali, r.a., wanted to ask his father, Abu Talib and the
Prophet, pbuh, told Ali not to go to Abu Talib.
Remember that Abu Talib, though a good man and very helpful,
never accepted Islam and stuck to his tribal code of honor.
In fact the Prophet, pbuh, kept trying to get Abu Talib to
accept, even at the point when Abu Talib was dying. Abu
Talib still refused. He was a good man but a tribal man, not
an Islamic man.
Ali, r.a., wanting to go to Abu Talib, a kafir, to seek
advice on faith, showed that he was not an independent
thinker, but Allah blessed Ali to accept faith later that
night. [Seerat Rasul Allah by Ibn Ishaq.]
In the years of his mission, the Prophet, pbuh, made it
clear that anyone seeking a position because of being a
member of the Banu Hashim was going the wrong way.
If Ali had been made viceroy or automatic successor to the
Prophet, pbuh, there would have been no golden example for
Muslims to follow other than the example of kings and
Even then the Shia sect has put in all its resources into
projecting Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Hussain as the guarantee
holders of the path to paradise.
Once Ali, r.a., came to be in charge of a squadron of 300
fighters. He mismanaged the situation so badly by his pious
but harsh treatment that they turned against him and
complained to the Prophet, pbuh, who urged them not to treat
Ali harshly. This advice was given by the Prophet, pbuh, at
a place called Ghadeer Khum, out in the hot desert on the
way to Makka.
About 200 years later, the Shia cult fabricated stories to
add to the Ghadeer Khum advice to make it seem that
acceptance of Ali's leadership is part of the faith of
Islam. Ghadeer Khum is projected by the Shias as a gathering
even bigger than the Farewell Pilgrimage in Makka.
Imagine if the Qur'an or the Prophet, pbuh, had given any
importance to Ali, how powerful the cult of Ali would have
become. In our times Najaf and Karbala are presented by
Shias as places of pilgrimage which outdo Makka, Madina and
al-Aqsa as holy places for pilgrimage. [The Prophet, pbuh,
forbade pilgrimage to any places other thn Makka, Madina and
The Qur'an has taught that Allah chooses whom He wills and
does not choose on the basis of whom the Prophet, pbuh,
loved. Hence we see Allah choosing Abu Bakr, r.a., Umar,
r.a. Usman, r.a., , Khalid, r.a., Bilal, r.a., Muawiyyah,
r.a., and almost all the Sahabah, not on the basis of
whether the Prophet, pbuh, loved them but by Allah's
""Lo! you (O Muhammad) guide not whom you love, but Allah
guides whom He will. And He is Best Aware of those who walk
Notice that Abu Bakr, r.a., Umar, r.a., Usman, r.a., did not
appoint their sons as Caliphs to succeed . Hence forever a
pure example of Islam is available which is opposed to
kingship and family rule. Alhamdulillah!
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