Friday, 9 April 2010
Dr Kaukab Siddique Jamaat al-Muslimeen
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Two Chechen Islamic Women Hit Moscow Subway in Revenge for 40,000 Civilians killed by Russia in Grozny
March 29, 2010: Two Islamic women from the Chechen resistance hit a key point in the Russian transportation system in Moscow. At least 37 Russians were killed and 80 wounded as the two women accepted martyrdom. Among those killed were Russian troops.
March 30: A martyrdom operator hit Russian troops on the Chechen border causing serious causualties.
April 1, 2010: On NPR, Zbigniew Brzezinski , former security adviser of the US presidency , made the first balanced comment coming out of America on the suffering of the Chechen Muslims occupied by Russia. He pointed out that the Russians killed 40,000 Chechen civilians in Grozny alone. The entire city was destroyed by Russian heavy artillery, tanks and helicopters.
The Qur'an ordains al-jannah for martyrs.
My commentary (B.A.F.S.) "Two Islamic women from the Chechen resistance..."
Observation 1. Authentic Muslims never use this anti-Islamic terminology, but only Muslim haters and propagandists!
Observation 2. "The Qur'an ordains al-jannah for martyrs." In other words, "New Trend Magazine" is condoning these anti-Islamic acts. I need to look deeper in the agenda of this media!
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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Thani 23,1431/ April 8 2010 # 15
Non-Violent Resistance to Oppression
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Historic Movement Against Zionism Launched by Jamaat al-Muslimeen:
Unite Against Zionism
On April 3, 2010, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's National Islamic Shoora delegates from various parts of the USA met in Greensboro, North Carolina to organize a nationwide movement against Zionism.
The Shoora meeting was a great success owing to the organizational efforts of Imam Badi Ali. He now has a team of activists from the local Islamic Center which organizes relief for Iraqi and Sudanese refugees, demonstrations for Palestine, particularly Gaza, and local links with civic works such as the census.
A segment of the meeting were chaired by Sis. Ashira who also gave the charge to the delegates by defining the meaning of worship in the Qur'an. Another segment was chaired by Br. Solano who is active in the Hispanic community. Most of the meeting was chaired by Dr. Kaukab Siddique.
Dr. Siddique emphasized the relevance of Jamaat al-Muslimeen's non-violent resistance within the limits of the law. A few people can change the destiny of a nation if their message is based in the Qur'an and the Hadith, he said. If the few devotees of Allah can mobilize the ummah, fearlessly speak the truth, organize with like minded people and constantly pray to Allah for help, they can be more effective than large crowds which lack direction and leadership. With Allah's help, with the Qur'an in our hands, with the Hadith as our light, we will defeat Zionism in its own stronghold, Dr. Siddique concluded.
Three eminent speakers at the Shoora were:
Attorney Thomas Ruffin from Washington, DC, who is defending Jamaat al-Muslimeen's civil rights. He is well-known as the attorney for the Black Panthers in prison whose parole is sought. He advised the Jamaat that if the FBI visits any member, they must be told to talk only to the attorney.Direct conversations can be harmful owing to the tendency of the FBI to interpret things.
The second eminent speaker was Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz who rebutted the existing theories of racism and connected Zionism to racism. Dr. Shabazz taught that race is a false construct and is used to divide humanity. There is only race: the human race, he said. Dr. Shabazz is a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Endoweed Chair at Grambling University in Louisiana.
The third eminent speaker was Imam Khalil Abdur-Rahman, International Representative of Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin. He quoted extensively from the Qur'an and the Hadith to debunk any cooperation with oppressors, particulary with Zionists. He gave specific examples of Imam Jamil's consistent opposition to and condemnation of Zionism.
JAM Committee to Teach Christian Churches the dangers of Zionism
April 3: The National Islamic Shoora set up a committee to educate Christian churches about the damage being done to America by Zionism and Israel.
The Committee will speak to the churches in the language of Jesus, pbuh, and the Bible. The committee is led by two Muslims who know Christianity from the inside. The representatives of the Committee are:
Sis. Abigail Anthony
Br. Yusuf Irelandi
Imam Badi Ali [facilitator]
Mass Distribution of the Messages of Malcolm X and Kwame Toure Against Zionism is the way, Says Jamaat Leader from Brooklyn.
April 3: Jamaat Shoora leader Br. Abu Talib [from Brooklyn] is leading the move against Zionism among Black populations. The teachings of Malcolm X and Kwame Toure against Zionism will be mass distributed, inshallah, in cities which have large Black populations. Our readers are urged to help us in the distribution of Malcolm's and Kwame Toure's revolutionary words against Zionism.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora's Resolutions: Unite Against Zionism
* Israel was created by force of arms;hence it is an illegetimate entity.
* Zionists have a death grip on America'sd neck which must be removed.
* Zionism in America has been spread through the media and movies. This cultural propaganda has to be answered and made to retreat.
* We urge ALL Believers, including Muslims, to stand against Zionism in non-Violent ways creatively worked out.
* The UN must revert to its original position that "Zionism is Racism."
* The people of the world must unite to dismantle Israel.
Tools for the Anti-Zionism Project Nationwide:
* Boycott all businesses which support Israeli policies.
* Support the movement to divest from Israel.
* Awareness Project 1: Israel has committed genocide against Palestine.
* Awareness Project 2: The attack on Gaza was a crime against humanity for which Israeli leaders should be indicted.
* Use public displays and banners to highlight Gaza and other Israeli crimes. [Example of a banner: PRAY FOR GAZA.]
* Inform the African-American people of systematic Zionist moves against Sudan, Somalia,Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, Haiti and various South American countries.
* Support the people of Germany to help them remove Israeli-Zionist control.
* All US politicians who support Zionism must be exposed.
Jamaat Resolutions on the Muslim World's Struggle:
* We urge President Obama to pull US forces out of Iraq without further delay.
* US-NATO occupation of Afghanistan has no moral basis and no future. A quick withdrawal would end human suffering in Afghanistan.
* Stop the bombing of Pakistan. These acts are violations of international law and crimes against humanity.
* The US support for the pro-western clique in Somalia is creating vast human suffering and should be ended.
* End the sanctions on Sudan.
* End the sanctions on Zimbabwe.
* Stop supporting the military in Nigeria.
* The independence of Chechnia should be affirmed clearly and emphatically.
* Indian armies must withdraw from Kashmir and India should take care of the deprived sections of India's people, which is 85% of India.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges all BELIEVERS in justice, truth and peace, Muslims and Christians and others, to help us move against Zionism. Give your time, money and abilities.
Letter from Canada
Information about the Religious Clown
Tahir al-Qadri, the Fake Fatwa Man
On Apl 4, 2010, the CBC night tv news showed Tahir al Qadri and his so called fatwa against "terrorism." It was disclosed that for the last few years, he has been living in Toronto. Tom Gaggin, I recall the person who offered introductory commentary on him, is a paid agent of the intelligence establishments because during the Momin trial, this fellow was in court for the prosecution to offer opinions on global terrorism.
[Writer's name withheld]
New Trend and the Hidden Zionist Hand: Our Account Closed Down
April 5, 2010: New Trend's account was closed down arbitrarily. The Vice President of the bank claimed that it was done on the basis of "information received."
The bank refused to divulge what was the information and who provided it to the bank.
Our observers say that that this move was a counter by the Zionists in revenge for the worldwide boycott of businesses which support Israel and is highly publicized by New Trend.
[Alhamdulillah, we have re-opened in a different bank.]
[From New Trend Ed.][For US readers: ANP is an anti-Islamic, anti-Pakistan political group which supports Pak army's genocide against populations supporting Pak Taliban. Recently the Pak Taliban hit the ANP and inflicted heavy losses.]
Pakistan: Next two items to New Trend from Shamsuddin in Lahore.
Islamic Leadership Focuses on extreme Deprivation of Ordinary Pakistanis' Economic Rights
Moves of Secular Parties Dissected: ANP trying to cut off Frontier Province
LAHORE, Apr. 6: The Jamaat e Islami has announced a countrywide movement against price hike, unemployment, load shedding [electricity stoppages] and frequent raise in POL and gas prices. The JI will work with the cooperation of other parties, traders, trade unions, and other organizations.
A decision to this effect was made by the JI central executive at its meeting here Wednesday and was announced by the JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan at a press conference at Mansoora. The schedule of the movement will be announced shortly.
The JI central body took strong exception to the ANP demand for waiving the conditional requirement for the Pakistan President to be a Muslim and also dropping the Objectives Resolution from the constitution terming it an attempt to undo the Islamic identity of the country and said every such move would be strongly resisted.
Syed Munawar Hasan said in view of the political consensus evolved for the 18th amendment, it had been hoped that the whole process would end up smoothly and the constitution would be revived in its true shape. However, these ANP demands had exposed its true agenda. He deplored the killings in the ANP rally at Timergara and said the party itself was responsible as it knew there was strong opposition to the naming of the NWFP as Khyber Pakhtoonkha.
He said that ANP move against the country's ideological character would lead to a countrywide movement like the one witnessed on "Khatme Nubawat "issue.
Commenting on President Zardari's address to the parliament, he said it was disappointing as the problems of the people were not addressed. He said the President was expected to assure compliance of the Supreme Court judgment on NRO to avoid clash of institutions but on the other hand, the President had mentioned the Law Minister more than once perhaps to chide the SC.
In reply to a question, he said that the Swiss cases must be reopened and the SC decision on the NRO implemented in letter and spirit.
Pakistan & Sudan: Islamic Unity & Investment Needed
LAHORE, Apr. 6: The Sudanese ambassador in Pakistan, Muhammad Umar Musa, visited Mansoora Tuesday evening and met with the former Jamaat e Islami chief Qazi Husain Ahmed.
JI secretary general Liaquat Baloch and Director JI, Foreign affairs wing, Abdul Aziz Ghaffar were also present.
The two sides exchanged views on matters of interest between Sudan and Pakistan.
The Sudanse envoy told the JI leaders that Pakistan and Sudan were linked by strong bonds of friendship and the hearts of their people throbbed together.
The envoy said that two countries were being punished by alien forces for their love for Islam. The US and the Western world was targeting them especially and attempts were being made to push them towards civil war.
However, he believed that the designs of the enemy would be foiled with the divine blessings of Almighty Allah.
The envoy told the JI leaders that Sudan would soon emerge a strong and developed country. He said at present, Sudan was the best place for investment and capital from all over the world was flowing there. He also invited the Pakistani brethren to avail the opportunity and invest in his country.
The envoy termed Pakistan as his second homeland and said he was thankful to the people of Pakistan for their warm love for his country and people.
With thanks to Br. Zahir Hassan, Michigan.
Muslims assaulted as they attempt to pray in Great Mosque of Cordoba
06/04/2010 06:00:00 AM GMT
Two of the tourists from Austria were arrested Cordoba as they attempted to pray in the Great Mosque of Cordoba.
Two of the tourists from Austria were arrested on Wednesday night in the southern city of Cordoba as they attempted to pray in the Great Mosque of Cordoba according to a report published by the Associated Press which appeared in the UK Independent newspapers website.
The Great Mosque of Cordoba was built after the Moorish invasion of Spain in the 8th century but transformed into a cathedral in 1236 when King Ferdinand III captured the city. Since then Muslim prayer rites have been forbidden inside.
The Great Mosque of Cordoba placed its importance amongst the Islamic community of Al-Andalus for three centuries. In Cordoba, the capital of Al-Andalus, the Great Mosque was seen as the heart and central focus of the capital. The Mosque was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984.
Muslims in Pennsylvania
Long Time New Trend Reader Questions Senator Casey's Support for Israel.
Prominent Muslimah Uncovers Morally Bogus Pro-Israel Activity
Dear Senator Casey,
It hurt me no end to read your arrogant reply to my request, as a tax-payer who pays your salary to REPRESENT ME in the functioning of the US Government.
1. How is Israel a "key ally".
2. How can another country be a "cornerstone" to US policy?
3. What is "Arab forces"?
4. The bond "can never be broken" BUT Americans can be broken by continuing to send OUR money to another country, while our citizens remain in increasing disrepair.
5. Whatever wars Israel has fought is their business and of their choosing. America did not create the state of Israel - I believe the British did. So why have we inherited their responsibility?
6. I believe that your response does not address the issue of sending billions of our Pennsylvania dollars to Israel. It is a good thing to help establish peace. As long as we are financing the abuse of the Palestiinian people, we will continue to be looked upon as not remaining neutral; in fact, we draw the blood of innocent persons upon our hands.
Very truly yours,
From: "Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr." firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Monday, March 1, 2010 6:26:38 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Response from Senator Casey
Dear Ms. Baker-Bey:
Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding Israel. I appreciate hearing from all Pennsylvanians about the issues that matter most to them.
Israel has been a key ally of the United States and cornerstone of U.S. policy in the Middle East since its founding in 1948. The country has worked strenuously to gain international support as a sovereign state and to seek an end to hostilities with Arab forces, against which Israel has fought five wars since 1948. Israel is one of our strongest allies and the bond between our two nations can never be broken.
The United States must once again take the leadership role concerning the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, to ensure that we can reach the common objective of a two-state solution, with Israelis and Palestinians living side by side in peaceful coexistence and secure in agreed upon borders. A stalemate on Middle East diplomacy will only strengthen extremists throughout the world and breed further violence.
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future about this or any other matter of importance to you.
If you have access to the Internet, I encourage you to frequently visit my web site, http://casey.senate.gov. In the months ahead, I will continue to develop the site in order to allow you to stay up-to-date on my work in Washington. If you wish to e-mail me, you can do so on the web site.
United States Senator
Letter: Sis. Sofia's Article on Vile Anti-Muslim Abuse.
Atheists are not Against Muslims, says New Trend reader in San Diego
In an article in this edition written by Sis. Sofia [New York city], she mentions the many attacks against Muslims over the centuries by Christians and atheists. I would like to point out an error in her general allegations. I am speaking of current thought processes in the US and, unfortunately am not versed in history of hundreds of years ago about the subject.
Many atheists in the US today are outspoken against the hatred thrust upon Muslims by the US public. We have been open and vocal about such bigotry. Of course, we do have our own bigots, but, percentage-wise, they are much fewer than those who practive mindless Christian denigration of Muslims.
Atheists are religiously neutral. We are not bigots. We look at situations and assess them through logic. And, unfortunately for Muslims, our logic tells us that Muslims are unfairly denigrated by vile lies and a common misunderstanding by most Christians.
My record speaks for itself. I have written many articles condemning the denigration of Muslims. Many people write to me and ask if I am a Muslim and I tell them I am an atheist. For the most part, atheists are fair-minded people who use logic in their thought processes. Many of us conclude that Muslims are being unfairly depicted and this error in depiction has led to mindless violence against Muslims worldwide by Christian-dominated governments and individuals.
Please do not lump atheists together with Christians in the subject of denigrating Muslims. We are much more tolerant, and, more importantly, more intelligent in our views of all religions, including Islam. In my 15 years as president of the Atheist Coalition of San Diego, only once did a participant make bigoted remarks against Islam. Plus, he had a cartoon of a Koran being flushed down a toilet. I called him outside and banished him from the group. I told him that he did not belong with us and I never wanted to see him again. In addition, one of our regular meeting participants is Dr. Khaleel Mohammed, a professor of religious studies at San Diego State University. We kiddingly call him an "honorary member." It is a luxury to have him attend meetings because, if a question of Islam arises, he will gladly give us an honest and intellectual response.
Jeff Archer (aka Malcom Lagauche)
President (for the past 15 years) of the Atheist Coalition of San Diego
Letter: High Praise for Sis. Sofia's Article Re: " Cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, Qur'an in the toilet, beliefs attacked, prayers ridiculed... Interfaith Dialogue is Fake. They can't Defend Jesus and Mary, pbuh, and use Muslim "modernists" to Undermine Islam"
Do I have your official permission to make the following widely circulated in the local community, Muslim and Non-Muslim alike? Personally, I agree with Sister Sofia. But there are "self-appointed" and "self-anointed" preachers of Islam, who need to read this. Could the sister or you or somebody who owns the copyright submit it as opinion or "letter-to-the-editor" @ The Kalamazoo Gazette, as syndicated column, or whatever maybe the legal mechanism; you must know about these issues much better than I could ever do. It is not my forte.
Wassalam and thanks, in anticipation,
[Ed.note: Many Muslims are distributing New Trend articles. They are welcome to do so as long as it is not for money making purposes. Our only condition is: Give our address: www.newtrendmag.org
If the article specifies copyright or restrictions on re-printing, please follow the requirtements.
[New Trend editor's note: There are worse things than Gtmo and Abu Ghraib hidden in the annals of the US air force and ground forces. This is the tip of the iceberg. Hitler's Waffen SS were much more disciplined.]
THE ROVING EYE
By Pepe Escobar
"We've shot an amazing number of people and killed a number and, to my knowledge, none has proven to have been a real threat to the force."
That was General Stanley McChrystal, supreme commander of United States forces in Afghanistan, late last month - during one of the virtual "town hall" meetings held with US troops every two weeks, as reported in the New York Times.
McChrystal added, "To my knowledge, in the nine-plus months I've been here, not a single case where we have engaged in an escalation of force incident and hurt someone has it turned out that the vehicle had a suicide bomb or weapons in it and, in many cases, had families in it."
So here's the war hero responsible for conducting President Barack Obama's "good war" in Afghanistan admitting on the record what really goes on at times in these checkpoints, while also shedding some light over those recurrent missile bombings of Afghan wedding parties.
Since Obama's summer 2009 surge in Afghanistan, US and North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops killed 30 and wounded more than 80 Afghans in convoy and checkpoint shootings; that's only the "official", documented list.
McChrystal's spokesman, Tadd Sholtis, said the general was basically using his comments to urge his soldiers to exercise "courageous restraint". Public opinion in the Pentagon-defined "arc of instability" from the Middle East to Central Asia may see it for what it is: the "rules of engagement" for a Pentagon serially engaged in perpetrating "collateral damage".
'Look at those dead bastards'
The direct connection between the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the prevailing "shoot an amazing number of people" rules of engagement in both, has just been provided by the small, independent Wikileaks website.
This Monday, Wikileaks released an up-to-now secret, decrypted air strike video of a massacre of civilians in the southeastern suburb of New Baghdad on July 12, 2007, conducted by the 30mm cannon fire of Apache helicopters. The website said the video and supporting documents were offered by "military whistleblowers".
Wikileaks calls it "Collateral Murder" (see the video at www.collateralmurder.com) . This is definitely not Academy Award winner The Hurt Locker - where American soldiers are selfless heroes and Iraqis are faceless ghosts. This is real life - with American soldiers as video game killers and Iraqis as corpses. These are the kind of heroes who mistake a telephoto lens for an rocket-propelled grenade.
The video speaks for itself. Among those gunned down from above were Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40 (both shot dead), as well as two Baghdad kids (both seriously wounded).
Reuters had been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act since 2007. David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief of Reuters news, released a statement on Monday saying, "The video ... is graphic evidence of the dangers involved in war journalism and the tragedies that can result." No criticism of the Pentagon, not even when all the signs point to a Pentagon-orchestrated cover-up. "There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force," spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Scott Bleichwehl said at the time.
As a document of the tragedy and absurdity of the continuum Afghanistan-Iraq - and of a series of Pentagon-sanctioned war crimes - this video tells it like it is, louder than any anti-war manifesto published or broadcast since 2001. And no - it will not be running for Best Documentary Short in the 2011 Oscars.
"Oh, yeah, look at those dead bastards."
Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007) and Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge. His new book, just out, is Obama does Globalistan (Nimble Books, 2009).
[For educational purposes. Not for any profit motive. The truth about Rabbis is important. NT Ed]
Brooklyn Rabbi Baruch Lebovits convicted in sex assault on boy, faces decades behind bars
BY Scott Shifrel
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 4:00 AM
Ward for News
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits is facing a long prison term after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
A Brooklyn rabbi faces decades behind bars - and sentencing on the eve of Passover - after a jury quickly convicted him of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits showed no reaction as Brooklyn Supreme Court jurors found him guilty on eight of 10 counts after three hours of deliberations.
"Thank God, justice is served," the victim's father said in the packed courtroom as Lebovits family members wiped tears from their eyes.
"This makes a statement to the Jewish community," said Beth Kaplan of the group Sacred Lives, one of several advocates who sat through the week-long trial.
"There is denial. The majority of the Orthodox community doesn't believe this can happen. Here we see it can happen."
Prosecutor Miss Gregory had told jurors that Lebovits, 59, lured his son's friend, who was 16 at the time, into a car with a promise of driving lessons in 2004 and 2005. The young man testified that Lebovits would have him pull over and then perform a sex act on him.
There was no physical evidence, and the accuser was a recovering drug addict and a thief - points defense lawyer Arthur Aidala hammered home.
He claimed the victim was trying to shake down Lebovits, who owned a Borough Park travel agency - and said a detective withheld a document showing the victim had talked about being paid off.
Lebovits, who still faces charges he molested two other minors, could get up to four years on each count.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/03/09/2010-03-9_bklyn_rabbi_convicted_in_sex_assault_on_teen.html#ixzz0iFqCFH1
2010-04-09 Fri 05:11:26 cdt
Leaked video shows US helicopter killing journalist in Iraq
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Video released by a whistleblower group shows a US army helicopter ordering an air strike that kills 12 people then laughing at the dead.
"Look at all the dead bastards. Nice," a voice on the radio says after Army AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopters attacked on a group of men with rapid-fire cannons in July 2007.
Among the dead were Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his driver Saeed Chmagh, 40.
One American claims to have spotted six people with AK-47s and one with a rocket-propelled grenade. It is unclear if some of the men are armed but Noor-Eldeen can be seen with a camera. Chmagh is talking on his mobile phone.
WikiLeaks, a website that posts classified government documents, put the 17-minute video on YouTube. Pentagon officials confirmed its authenticity.
WikiLeaks said that it had acquired the video from whistleblowers in the military and was able to view it after breaking the encryption code.
The helicopters also attacked a van arriving to pick up the dead and wounded. Two young girls in were hurt and later carried from the scene by American soldiers. A voice on the radio said: "Well, it's their fault bringing their kids into the battle."
David Schlesinger, Reuters' editor in chief, said the videotaped killings of his staff were "tragic and emblematic of the extreme dangers that exist in covering war zones".