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Zulqi'dah 12, 1433/September 29, 2012 # 43

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Pakistani Islamic leader warns of serious situation in Baluchistan. Please scroll to end.

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Breaking news: 5 items.
September 29: Tens of thousands of Pakistanis demonstrated in Karachi, Pakistan, against French cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, and American-Zionist-Coptic hate video insulting the Prophet, pbuh. The crowd was huge as the political organizations of Islamics were joined by very large numbers of non-political Ahle Sunnah groups.
They were demanding that the US ambassador be expelled and ties with the US be broken off.
September 28: More than 400 attorneys demonstrated in Islamabad, Pakistan. They said, the US has violated international laws of civilized behavior by protecting the makers of insulting video against the Prophet, pbuh, and Pakistan should break relations with the US.

Sudan has refused permission to US marines who were coming in to defend western embassies attacked by Muslims protesting against hate videos coming out of the US.

Mali's interim government has teamed up with France and the US to attack al-Qaida Islamics who have taken over a large area of northern Mali including Timbuktu.

September 27: Sinai [Egypt]: Israeli air force attacked three Islamics who had entered the occupied territory. In their first clash they killed an Israeli soldier and wounded another. The Israeli air attack killed all three. [Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian military have teamed up with Israel to "hunt" Islamics in large areas of Sinai where Islamic feeling is strong.]

Kenyan invasion force landed on a Somali beach in front of Kismayo. [September 28.] Al-Shabab which had made Kismayo known for its calm city life, peace and justice, held off the invasion force for one day but then on September 29 withdrew under cover of darkness. Al-Shabab announced that they will defeat the Kenyan army by guerrilla warfare. {The Kenyans are heavily armed by the US and Israel. Kenya is Obama's favorite African country.] Al-Shabab are lightly armed but are experts in guerrilla warfare.

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Contest [from Imam Badi Ali.]
I Love Muhammad, salAllahu alaihi wassalam.

We have three prizes, $100 each, for the best youtube video titled I LOVE MUHAMMAD, pbuh.
After you put it on youtube, send the link to: butshikana@gmail.com so that our team can judge it for a prize.

The video should be within the framework of Islamic thought and values. Don't send any junk or opinion.

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Unite to defeat the Zionist-Coptic attacks.
Challenge: Prove that you love Muhammad. pbuh.
Imam Badi Ali, top Jamaat al-Muslimeen leader challenges Muslims to PROVE that they love Muhammad, Pbuh.See Imam Badi's khutba to several hundred people. Please scroll way down.

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A comment on the editor of New Trend on Facebook:
Dominick Bruno [In New Jersey] discussing women in Islam: Kaukab Siddique has written many books debunking patriarchy in Islam.

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Press Release:From Jamaat al-Muslimeen [Baltimore, Maryland]
Israeli Netanyahoo's Insane Warmongering and Abuse of Iran and Muslims should not have been presented as Political Commentary on Corporate Media:
Iran is not our enemy.
There is no harm in "holocaust" revisionism and challenges to Israel's Occupation of Palestine.

On behalf of US Muslims, Jamaat al-Muslimeen condemns Israeli terrorist Netanyahoo's warmongering against Iran.US media, controlled by Zionists, and run by hard core anti-Islamists like Wolf Blitzer, Anderson the self-proclaimed homosexual, Charley Rose [Salman Rushdie's buddy], Fareed Zakaria the plagiarizer, clever clowns like Jon Stewart and Bill Mahr [both Zionist Jews], have joined hands to create an atmosphere of the need for war against Iran.

Facts: [About Iran.] [If you can refute any of these let us know.]

Iran has NEVER committed aggression against anyone.


Iran has not committed terrorist acts or covert acts of violence against anyone.


Iran under Ahmedinejad has consistently tried to develop friendly relations with the USA.


Iran's government is a freely elected, democratic government with an outspoken parliament to which women and minorities [including Jews] have been elected.


Iran does not have an atomic bomb and even if it were trying for one will not have one for years.


Facts : [About israel]
{None of these can be refuted. We welcome Netanyahoo and CNN to try.]

Zionist Jews occupied Palestine by force of arms. "Israel" is the name given to occupied Palestine.


There was no Israel before 1948. It was created by the western powers.


Israel commits daily acts of terrorism against Palestinians including the use of helicopter gunships and jet fighters against any civilian suspected of fighting Israel.


Israel has repeatedly committed wars of aggression against Lebanon, killed more than 20,000 civilians and destroyed Lebanon's civilian infrastructure. Hezbollah stopped the Jewish blitzkrieg.


Israel has atomic bombs concealed at Dimona and Israel believes in pre-emptive strikes.


Israel has committed genocide against Palestine, in orgies of slaughter such as at Sabra and Shatilla refugee camps through Maronite surrogates, and then directly in Gaza where the Jewish air force used phosphorous and cluster bombs against defenseless people and killed several hundred Palestinian children
and more than 1500 adults.


LIES NETANYAHOO SPREADS about AHMEDINEJAD:

Ahmedinejad never said that the Jewish holocaust never happened. He said it should be studied in the light of serious criticism published by revisionists such as Bradley, Weber, Faurisson, Rudolf and David Irving.


He did not say that Israel should be wiped off the map. Here again Netanyahoo has used the big lie technique. Ahmedinejad said that Israel being a pariah state, breaking all the laws of humanity, is bound to wither away and collapse. [Again the Iranian leader was right. Israel only exists owing to the artificial economy created in occupied Palestine by the USA.]


Iran has NEVER threatened Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar or Jordan. Thus the Israeli claim that these countries too feel threatened by Iranian nuclear development is a total fabrication cut from whole cloth.


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US Terror Attacks on Pakistani Civilians Researched and Documented.

New Stanford/NYU study documents the civilian terror from Obama's drones
www.guardian.co.uk
Glenn Greenwald: New research shows the terrorizing impact of drones in Pakistan, false statements from US officials, and how.....
[With thanks to Nadrat Siddique in Maryland.]

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With thanks to Br. "Cleveland Anarchist" in Ohio.
We Urge Obama to release Dr. Aafia Siddiqui kidnaped by US Agents in the Bush era.

Justice for Aafia Coalition - United for Freedom and Justice for Aafia Siddiqui
www.justiceforaafia.org
Justice for Aafia Coalition

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Hour Long Radio Interview
Israel Nudging US to attack Iran, just as it did for Iraq: Why has Pakistan turned anti-American?: War of Afghan Resistance is not "Insurgency" and is ending in Islamic Victory.

On September 29, Dr. Wilmer Leon's hour long interview with Dr. Kaukab Siddique was broadcast on XM Radio across 48 states in the US. Dr. Leon appears on the "On with Leon" Show and other radio and TV programs. He is an unusual supporter of Muslim and independent voices outside the power structure and is a top expert on African American issues.
Dr. Leon questioned Dr. Siddique on the "Insider attacks" on US troops in Afghanistan, the anti-American campaign in Pakistan after the hateful movie about the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, and the moves by Israel against Iran. The following is a summary of the main points made by Dr. Siddique.

The REAL Afghanistan.


US corporate media give the impression that a legal government is in place in Afghanistan and the US is helping to suppress an "insurgency" against this legitimate regime. This is absolutely not treue.


The Karzai government is a puppet clique installed in Kabul by the US. The Taliban are the Islamic resistance movement which could take over Afghanistan if it were not for NATO's military support for Karzai.


Mr.Leon Pannetta has announced that the US militatary "surge" in Afghanistan has ended and the 33,000 US troops which launched this offensive are being "withdrawn." This is a polite way of saying that a US military retreat is underway.


News reports indicate that NATO operations in Afhanistan are at a standstill. The initiative is in the hands of the Taliban. Karzai's personal bodyguards are not Afghans and 70% of the country is under Taliban control. Were it not for the US air force, the Taliban would take over.


Michael Scheur, who once ran the Osama bin Laden surveillance desk in the CIA, called Karzai a "dead man walking." His fate will probably be that of the Afghan puppet the Soviets had left behind in the UN compound in Kabul.


A few days back, a Taliban woman bombed European aviation personnel at Kabul airport. It is said that when women join the resistance in a conservative nation, there is no chance that western interference will ever be acceptable.


The "insider attacks" on NATO troops seem to be by Afghans who joined US-funded Afghan military and police but are taking revenge for humiliation inflicted by the US on the people. It's a common occurrence that the occupation forces break into Afghan homes and mosques and mistreat women and children. This behavior is unacceptable and invokes the Islamic call for retaliation and the Pashtun code of conduct known as "badal" which also means hitting back. [A few days back, a US air strike killed 24 civilians including 8 WOMEN.


US troops treat their own Afghan collaborators with contempt, somewhat like Black troops who fought for the Union and then in Vietnam were treated.The US committed these cultural outrages in Iraq and is continuing to do so in Afghanistan.


Pakistan: Nation mobilized against US Imperial Power, Imbued with love of Muhammad, pbuh.

The abusive Jewish/Coptic video lampooning Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, was only the last straw for Pakistanis. It was not something out of the blue. Chaplain Lee wrote about the desecration of the Qur'an in Guantanamo Bay, FOX TV's Michelle Malkin posted a graphic of the Qur'an in the latrine, the crazy preacher in Florida burned the Qur'an, US troops in Afghanistan burned hundreds of Qur'ans, and now we have this filthy video and the latest cartoons in France. The Zionists behind these outrages have not been put on a terrorist list by the US nor have their resources been cut off. Pakistanis do not believe that America loves frredom of expression so much that it will coddle Zionist hatemongers.


Pakistanis now have a massive Islamic movement led by Syed Munawar Hasan [who was once a guest of Dr. Leon's show]. It's a peaceful movement but it has successfully mobilized millions of Pakistanis against US interference in Pakistan. The attacks on the Prophet, pbuh, gave this movement a chance to show how much Pakistanis love the Prophet, pbuh, and detest America-Israel [which they see as one].


Pakistani and other Muslim rulers are worried that with the uprising of millions of poor and downtrodden people along Islamic lines, their regimes may collapse and there could be widespread disturbances against the entire ruling class.


Even secular elements are trying to show their loyalty to the Prophet, pbuh. One of them, a minister in the Pakistani regime, has put a bounty of $100,000 on the director of the hate movie.


The Zionist-Coptic attack on Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, came on top of the steady stream of death unleashed by US drone attacks, the air strike which killed Pak troops and the escape of CIA agent Raymond Davis who killed 3 Pakistanis.

Israel wants the US to attack Iran: The Jew Bacile produced Abusive video, was renamed Nakoula the Copt. African Americans could stop this game but lack leadership.


Israel is trying to convince the US that the Islamic uprisings against the abusive video are Iran's work and should be seen as "terrorism" against the US.


This totally false propaganda gambit by Israel is part of Netanyahu's BIG LIE technique. Iran has had a minimal role in the worldwide uprisings for the Honor of the Prophet, pbuh. The demonstrations in Iran were small and more of an after thought.


A similar BIG LIE technique was used by the Zionists against Iraq through their death grip on the US media. Bush was made to believe that Saddam has weapons of mass destruction. Saddam was presented as the most evil person on the planet earth.


Similarly now Ahmedinejad is being smeared not just as a terrorist but as a "nuclear terrorist."


The video against Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, was first reported as produced by a Jew named Bacile who lives in California. After the global Islamic response, CNN worked hard to claim that Bacile is not a Jew but a Copt and his "real" name is Nakoula. CNN's agents even knocked on Nakoula's door but could never show his face. Looks like the Zionists cleverly averted the Muslim wrath from the Jew to the Copt.


Netanyahoo keeps saying that the US must stop Iran or "we'll do it ourselves." The Israelis through the US media present Iran as a threat to the oil shipping and even to US military bases.


Iran falls for this game and actually threatens to block the shipping routes and to attack US military bases. Netanyahoo has won the game. Iran is no match for the US' conventional military power.


It's election time and Obama is being pushed by Israel to take action against Iran. Obama is in close competition with Romney. He desperately needs the Jewish vote. So, he might be tempted to carry out a strategic strike against Iran: a quick thrust. He might want to prove once for all that he loves Israel more than Romney does.


African Americans could stop Obama. They have just about the same number of votes as the Jews. They could remind Obama that he is one of them and his duty is to them and not to Israel.


Unfortunately, African Americans lack leadership and will probably vote en bloc like last time for Obama.


The Zionists used a gullible African American, Colin Powell, against Iraq. Now they are using a [semi] African American, at a much higher level, the president himself, to attack Iran.


If the US or Israel attack Iran, it will be a blunder of the highest order. Remember that Ahmedinejad is a democratically elected leader. He has plenty of support even now: More than Obama and Netanyahoo. In case of an attack, ALL of Iran will support him. Nationalism is very deep in Iran.


If the Iranian resistance continues, and Iran is pushed to the wall, it could take drastic measures, such as heavy weapons and logistical support for al-Qaida and Taliban. So an attack on Iran would back fire and lead to America's worst nightmare:Islamic unity!


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Letter: Reader Supports French Moves: re: BBC Interview with Saudi

You saw one side of the Islamic art and museum in Paris, but the other face is informing public about peaceful, creative achievements of Muslims besides killing and fighting. France is now a more tolerant and just country towards Islam and Muslims.

Shaikh Alikhan [Canada]

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Noth Carolina: Juma Khutba denouncing Attacks on Muhammad, pbuh
What would you do if a video calling your father a molestor & Your mother a whore were circulated? The Zionists did it to the greatest human, pbuh.

On September 28, Imam Badi Ali gave the Juma' khutba in Greensboro, North Carolina. Several hundred people from Arab and African countries were in the prayer gathering. Here is a summary of this powerful khutba.

Text: "Say: If it be that your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, or your relatives, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, or the dwellings in which you delight --- are dearer to you than Allah or His Messenger, or the striving in His cause ---- then wait until Allah brings about His Decision: and Allah does not guide the deliberately disobedient." [The Qur'an :24.]

Dear Muslims:
When we talk of the Prophet, pbuh, we are not talking of an ordinary good human being. He is called by Allah, as Muhammad, Ahmad, Mahmud and Mustafa. He is the best of all mankind.

What would you do if someone called your mother a whore?


What would you do if someone made a video about your father calling him a fraud, a cheater, a liar, a molestor?


How would people respond if you went downtown and starting burning copies of the US Constitution and pictures of all the heroes of America.


For us the Messenger, pbuh, is more beloved of us than our own parents, our own children, our own selves, and his wife is as our Mother.

Freedom of expression?


Then why are pictures of the US atrocities in Abu Ghraib not circulated on mainstream media? Why don't they show us how they took the clothes off prisoners and set attack dogs on them and took pictures?


Why not show pictures of village homes and mosques destroyed in drone attacks in Pakistan and Yemen?

To those who say: Keep Quiet.


Study the Qur'an. Allah Almighty Himself speaks against those who abused the Prophet, pbuh. Notice the sura condemning Abu Lahab which will be recited for all time to come. Notice the condemnation of the Pharoah. Those who are the servants of Allah must speak out. Silence is a deadly sin, a form of kufr.


I challenge you to do tafseer of Sura al-Lahab with your children. Do tafseer of sura al-Kauthar with your children about the oppressors mocking the Priophet, pbuh, on the death of his children.


Remember when the Zionists-Copts attack the Messenger, they are also attacking the ONE who sent the Messenger. They are blaspheming and inciting war.

Attacks on the Messenger, pbuh, mean we are being tested.


In the history books we read that when opponents of Muslims started abusing the Messenger, it was a sign to the Muslims that they would win the battle. It would mean that that now they woud have to put in all their power to defeat the enemy.


When Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey learned that the French and the British were putting on a play mocking the Prophet, pbuh, he asked them to stop. When they refused on the basis of "freedom of expression", he told them he was going to declare Jehad against them , and they stopped.


Each one of us is obligated to defend the Prophet, pbuh. If we are silent, it means we have lost our faith. There is no excuse. Use peaceful means but speak out against the Zionists, the Coptics, the French.


BOYCOTT the French who are defending the cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh. Are you not ashamed that you would buy or eat anything connected with those weho defend abuse of Muhammad Mustafa, pbuh.


Do not buy from companies who blatantly support the Zionists, such as Coca Cola, Nestle, Starbucks, McDonalds, Arm & Hammer, Disney, etc.

Why do Muslim Rulers not declare Jihad against those who mock the Prophet, pbuh?


Most of them are traitors who have been installed in Muslim countries by the West.


Others are cowards who are scared of the power of the Zionists but are not afraid of Allah.


Others are hypocrites and are issuing Fatwas that Muslims should not even march to the embassies of the oppressors.


Worst of these rulers and their followers are the ones who claim that protesting against the attacks on the Prophet, pbuh, is EXTREMISM!
[Here imam Badi recited in Arabic the poetry of Hissan ibn Thabit, r.a., a poet Companion of the Prophet. The imam also recited some of his own poetry in Arabic.]


Conclusion; remember O believers, Allah has promised you victory over the oppressors. The enemies will be dismantled and defeated. Honor belongs to Allah and His Prophet, pbuh.

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DNA Evidence of Muhammad's [pbuh] Legitimacy as a Prophet.
Celebrate the greatest human being.
by Sis. Um Esma [New Orleans, Louisiana]

It is worthy of note that recent DNA evidence has placed the Prophet Mohammed, in the line of descent from Abraham. This haplotype can be traced to a single male founder or patriarch, who passed the DNA to his male offspring, which included the Quraysh of Mecca and the Hebrews. The cohen or cohanim were Jewish priests] descended from Aaron, the brother of Moses. That patriarch is the Prophet Abraham, who was the father of Isaac and Ismail. According to the Quran 2:127, Ismail and his father built the Kaba in Mecca, which is the location of the Prophet Muhammad's tribe, the Quraysh. Ismail is the ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad (saws).:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_J1_(Y-DNA)
J1c3d* accounts for the majority of J1 in Yemen, Cohen Jews and Ethiopia as well as Quraysh including Seyyed (Sayyid)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quraysh_tribe
The Quraysh or Quraish were a powerful merchant tribe that controlled Mecca and its Kaaba upon the appearance of the religion of Islam. Muhammad was born into the Banu Hashim clan of the Quraysh tribe.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seyyed
Sayyid is an honorific title, it denotes males accepted as descendants of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husain ibn Ali, sons of the prophet's daughter Fatima Zahra and his son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib

From the above information, we can conclude that the Prophet Mohammed was in a direct line of prophets, who descended from Abraham (as). So, it is little wonder that the Quran mentions his fellow prophets and that so many prophecies about Mohammed are included in Jewish scripture. Indeed, all mankind should celebrate Allah's praise for His mercy in sending the Biblically prophesied Prophet of Islam to the nations of the earth as was foretold by the ancient prophets. Only one man in all of history has fulfilled to the letter every line of these prophecies and this is Mohammed, the prophet of Allah. May Allah continue to bless those who follow His Prophet and the religion revealed to him, Islam.

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Baluchistan: Last Chance for Pakistan: Withdraw Military forces: Arrest General Musharraf.
by Shamsuddin Amjad
LAHORE, Sep. 28: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has impressed upon the federal government to make serious efforts to tide over the situation in Balochistan, the largest and the richest province of the country.
In a statement here on Friday, he said that the tyranny and the injustice of the federal government had caused deep hatred among the Baloch people, and a situation of revolt had been created there. This had provided the United Nations an excuse to interfere and send a so called delegation to ascertain the situation.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that the Baloch nationalists had given another chance to the government by expressing full confidence in the Supreme Court and the government should avail this opportunity in the best possible manner. He said, the abductions for ransom had become a profitable business in Balochistan but the working of the judicial Commission on the missing persona had been poor. The Supreme Court, he said, had taken a bold stand and expressed the hope that the apex court would take the matter to its logical end.
The JI Ameer said that serious efforts should be made to trace the missing persons, the right of the Balochistan people over the resources of the province must be accepted, gas royalty amounting to Rs. 600 billion should be paid to them and troops should be called to barracks to restore normalcy. He said that as long as declared and undeclared military operations were not stopped, the confidence of the people of Balochsitan could not be won. He said the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti had been a plot against national solidarity, and as long as all those involved including Pervez Musharraf were not arrested, the Baloch people could not be cooled down.


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Jamada al-Awwal 24,1433/April 16, 2012 # 17

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Br. Shamim Siddiqi [Long Island, New York] has sent his famous book CALLING HUMANITY to President Obama, urging him to see that Islam alone can solve the problems of the world. Please scroll to end.
Also, we'll be giving out more complimentary copies of CALLING HUMANITY. Write to New Trend for one.

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With thanks to NCPCF we give complete text of al-Arian's message. Mentions Dr. Aafia & Ali Timimi. Scroll to end.
For the first time Prof. Sami al-Arian spoke though under house arrest addressing a non-Muslim civil rights group.

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Breaking News #1: Pro-Israel Norwegian White Supremacist who killed 77 civilians on trial.

April 16: Anders Breivik, a White Supremacist who killed 77 civilians on July 22, 2011, was brought to trial. He claims that Muslims are taking over Norway and he had to kill the Norwegians who do not support Israel. He came to court dressed up in expensive suit and tie and gave the White Power salute. He looked well fed and had lived for 9 months in prison in hotel-like conditions. He claimed he killed in "self-defense." [Another Zimmerman? Sort of like the Israeli claim that it has to use jet fighters to defend itself against defenseless Palestinians.]

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Breaking News #2: Major prison break releases 380 Islamic prisoners [Source : Dawn]

April 15: An estimated 100 Pak Taliban attacked a prison in Bannu, northern Pakistan at fajr and freed 380 Islamic prisoners, among them Adnan Rasheed who had tried to kill General Musharraf, Pakistan's former military dictator. The prison break happened after the Pakistani Taliban fought a two hour gun battle with troops defending the prison. They then demolished the prison walls and gate with RPGs and freed the prisoners who were on death row. Pakistani military reinforcements arrived soon after the break and are trying to re-capture the prisoners though the Pak Taliban say some have already reached Taliban controlled areas.

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Breaking News #3: Government decides to open NATO Supply line. Islamics decide to block.

April 14: Pakistani seculars and Islamics are going head to head again. The parliament, which backs the US and is largely secular has decided to re-open the NATO supply line to Afghanistan. The Islamic movement known as the Defense of Pakistan council has announced that it will block the supply route. Jamaate Islami, ad-Dawa, JUI [Samiul Haque] lead this movement but the entire spectrum of Islamic groups has joined it.
On this date, the "block NATO" movement showed its strength by holding a mass rally on the highway from Peshawar which was addressed by prominent Islamic leaders.
April 15: Syed Munawar Hasan spoke to a big rally in Dera Ghazi Khan where he focused on American intervention as the cause of Pakistan's wavering from its national interests. He lauded Shaykh Osama as a martyr and said that a thousand Osamas would rise from the soil of Pakistan. [Please scroll to end for latest news from Pakistan].

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Spotlights on Marriage
An Invitation to think from Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora Leader, Jamaat al-Muslimeen

Spotlight #1:
Marriage is Paradise on earth. Do not make it hell

Spotlight #2:
Marriage is mercy and love. Live it!

Spotlight #3:
Marriage is to love and to be loved.

Spotlight #4:
The magic of marriage is some of what we are expecting in Paradise.

Spotlight #5:
If you love Allah, you love what He loves.
Spotlight #6:
Marriage is communication and concession.

Spotlight #7:
Marriage is a precious gift from Allah. In it we gain each others heart.

Spotlight #8:
Marriage is a long journey of life. Make sure of your objectives in life.

Spotlight #9:
The goal in marriage is to help each other please Allah to reach Paradise and to build a family.

Spotlight #10:
Beautiful words need a beautiful partner to understand and to listen.

Spotlight # 11:
If you are a good husband, you will have a good wife.

Spotlight #12:
Remember, arguing and bickering burns energy. Remember to use this energy for something better.


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Strange Things Du'a can do for you

[Sent by Tennessee Dawah.]

I asked Allah for strength and Allah gave me difficulties to make me strong.

I asked Allah for wisdom and Allah gave me problems to solve.

I asked Allah for courage and Allah gave me obstacles to overcome.

I asked Allah for love and Allah gave me troubled people to help.

I asked Allah for favors and Allah gave me opportunities.
Maybe I received nothing I wanted, but I received everything I needed.

Please SHARE

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Photo shows some of the Hispanic women who have embraced Islam in America.
Zionist Abuse of Islam has failed.
[With thanks to Sis. Najat Amatullah on facebook. For her comments in Spanish, scroll down .]


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Egypt: April 13. Woman leads Latest Mass Rally by Islamic Groups in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
:Demonstrators want to block attempt by the generals to support remnants of Hosni Mubarak's tyranny.
Photo below shows a Muslim woman protected by men all around her leading the demonstration.
[Egyptian military rulers "disqualified" the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi candidates for the President.]


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Our America: from our media monitor
NPR and New York Times Unite in Abusive Campaign against Somalia's Islamic people

On April 4, National Public Radio [NPR] Jeffrey Gettleman of the New York Times who has just returned from Somalia. Almost an hour was spent in abusive attacks on al-Shabab, Somalia's major Islamic group. Jeffrey wanted to convince his listeners that al-Shabab are responsible for the suffering of the Somali people.

There are big holes in Jeffrey's story. Firstly, he did not visit any place outside Mogadishu which is occupied by non-Muslim military backed by western powers. Secondly, he admitted that al-Shabab are carrying out large scale "commercial agriculture" in the areas under their control. Thirdly, he tried to denigrate Muslim relief groups from Qatar and Turkey who are in Somalia. He is angry at the al-Shabab that they do not allow big western relief organizations to enter Somalia. Fourthly, he tried to condemn the habab for carrying out arranged marriages as a form of prostitution. Any rational person would know that the suffering women of Somalia, many of them widows and orphans, badly need men who would marry them.

Coming from America, the land of random sex and one night stands, only a Zionist would have the gall to condemn the Shabab for arranging marriages without dating and love affairs.

Jeffery brought out ONE PHOTO of a child who died of starvation. He based his entire attack on that ONE PHOTIO. Then he admitted that the child died in Mogadishu, not in a Shabab-controlled area. His dilemma was that he could not explain why the child died of starvation when he admitted that there is abundant food in Mogadishu!

Looks like Jeffery did not really know why the child died and attributed it to "starvation."

The utter shame of it is that Jeffery has been awarded the Polk Award for this propagandistic attack on Somalia. It looks like a case of Zionists helping Zionists to tell lies about Muslims.

[A further complication in the interview was that the Jewish-Zionist woman carrying out the interview had to deal with the fact that in the morning of April 4, a female al-Shabab had carried out a martyrdom operation against the forces occupying Mogadishu. Quite a troubling detail.Why do women love al-Shabab's cause?]

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Trying to scare US Muslims backfires: by Kaukab Siddique
Tarek Mehanna's Case: Seventeen Years for non-Violent Crime. What does the US gain?
Compare with Israeli Professor at U Penn who murdered his wife.

A tenured Israeli professor at University of Pennsylvania bludgeoned his Christian wife to death two days before Christmas. Police uncovered his efforts to cover his tracks. He was arrested, pleaded guilty and was give only FIVE years for the brutal murder. He is up for parole this year.
Tarek Mehanna, of Egyptian descent, has never hurt anyone. He was outraged by US atrocities in Iraq and opposed the occupation of Muslim countries. The "government" tried to make him an informant. His refusal led to scrutiny of his life and opinions and these were presented as links with al-Qaida. He has been sentenced to 17 years. The media, it appears, were not permitted to discuss his defense. He got only a couple of lines in the media referring to him as an al-Qaida wannabe. [Once a prisoner is defined as "al-Qaida" he is no longer seen as a human in America.

It's become a routine in the US that Muslims get incredibly long sentences on the slightest of evidence which would not stand up in any court which had not been "instructed" and given "guidelines" for Muslim cases. Look at the cases of Dr. Aafia, Dr. Ali Timimi, Dr. Kifah, Prof. Sami al-Arian and a long list of others. High education and clean personal records do not soften the Draconian attitudes of American courts.

Why is this being done? The US seems to be under the impression that harsh and irrational sentencing will "send a message" to the Muslims of America. They will be scared and trembling in their shoes. As a result, the US Muslims, will respond in this way, the US hopes:

We are not terrorists. Please have mercy on us.We pray five times a day and love everyone. [ICNA types]



We urge Muslims to join the FBI and to pray in the Pentagon and watch the destruction of our Ummah. [ISNA types]



We will work as eyes and ears of Homeland Security and hand over any potential extremists [just as we did with the 5 youths who went to Pakistan]. [CAIR types.]



Master, tell us what to do and what to say, and we will. [Zuhdi Jassar types.]



All that is not enough. We'll join the Democratic Party [or Republicans, if they win]. [Abdul Malik "Mujahid" types.]

The Zionists hope that Muslims will be too scared to talk to non-Muslims about the injustices the US is carrying out and this will thwart the spread of Islam. The real target of the oppressors is Islam and not any individual scapegoat.

What is really happening? US Muslims are more opposed to US policies than ever before.

These 4 letter organizations which support those in power are Muslim opportunists whose interests are intertwined with those of the Zionist-Corporate power structure. Most Muslims in America, after a long process of political "growing up," abhor these tiny groups. They are unknown in most mosques or are "accepted" to ward off Zionist persecution. Go to any mosque and you'll find almost 100% of US Muslims :

Oppose Israel.



Oppose occupation of Muslim lands.



Condemn the siege of Gaza and the bombing of Pakistan and Yemen and oppose intervention in Somalia and African countries.



Consider the American justice system, as far as Muslims are concerned, a COMPLETE FRAUD and a shameful travesty of justice. These are show trials which would have made Stalin proud.

The ICING on the CAKE: The sentenced Muslims have not given up Islam nor have they gone back on the idea of the just resistance of Muslims. They do not consider Israel a legitimate entity. They do not reject the Muslim right to resist occupation. In spite of the surety that they will get pitiless long sentences, they do not waver. Ever heard of a Muslim giving up Islam when confronted with the onslaught of the US "justice" system? Not one! Read the statement of the Bangladeshi Muslim "Shifa" Ehsanul Sadequee or that of Pakistani Aafia Siddiqui. Read the statement of Abu Ali. Above all these was the historic statement of Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman. This blind man, who has no English and is totally at the mercy of his oppressors has not sold out.
[Check it out for yourself: Other than followers of ICNA, ISNA, CAIR, is there any Muslim who considers Israel legitimate, or supports occupation and intervention by the US or considers the US justice system just? Zero. Even supporters of these renegade groups will admit privately that their leaders are munafiqs.]
Here we offer you the statement of Tarek Mehanna. Read it carefully. It is history in a nut shell. This more or less sums it up.


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Received from National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF)
TAREK'S SENTENCING STATEMENT APRIL 12, 2012
Read to Judge O'Toole during his sentencing, April 12th 2012.

In the name of God the most gracious the most merciful
Exactly four years ago this month I was finishing my work shift at a local hospital. As I was walking to my car I was approached by two federal agents. They said that I had a choice to make: I could do things the easy way, or I could do them the hard way. The "easy " way, as they explained, was that I would become an informant for the government, and if I did so I would never see the inside of a courtroom or a prison cell. As for the hard way, this is it. Here I am, having spent the majority of the four years since then in a solitary cell the size of a small closet, in which I am locked down for 23 hours each day. The FBI and these prosecutors worked very hard-and the government spent millions of tax dollars - to put me in that cell, keep me there, put me on trial, and finally to have me stand here before you today to be sentenced to even more time in a cell.

In the weeks leading up to this moment, many people have offered suggestions as to what I should say to you. Some said I should plead for mercy in hopes of a light sentence, while others suggested I would be hit hard either way. But what I want to do is just talk about myself for a few minutes.

When I refused to become an informant, the government responded by charging me with the "crime" of supporting the mujahideen fighting the occupation of Muslim countries around the world. Or as they like to call them, "terrorists." I wasn't born in a Muslim country, though. I was born and raised right here in America and this angers many people: how is it that I can be an American and believe the things I believe, take the positions I take? Everything a man is exposed to in his environment becomes an ingredient that shapes his outlook, and I'm no different. So, in more ways than one, it's because of America that I am who I am.

When I was six, I began putting together a massive collection of comic books. Batman implanted a concept in my mind, introduced me to a paradigm as to how the world is set up: that there are oppressors, there are the oppressed, and there are those who step up to defend the oppressed. This resonated with me so much that throughout the rest of my childhood, I gravitated towards any book that reflected that paradigm - Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and I even saw an ethical dimension to The Catcher in the Rye.
By the time I began high school and took a real history class, I was learning just how real that paradigm is in the world. I learned about the Native Americans and what befell them at the hands of European settlers. I learned about how the descendants of those European settlers were in turn oppressed under the tyranny of King George III.

I read about Paul Revere, Tom Paine, and how Americans began an armed insurgency against British forces - an insurgency we now celebrate as the American revolutionary war. As a kid I even went on school field trips just blocks away from where we sit now. I learned about Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, John Brown, and the fight against slavery in this country. I learned about Emma Goldman, Eugene Debs, and the struggles of the labor unions, working class, and poor. I learned about Anne Frank, the Nazis, and how they persecuted minorities and imprisoned dissidents. I learned about Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and the civil rights struggle.
I learned about Ho Chi Minh, and how the Vietnamese fought for decades to liberate themselves from one invader after another. I learned about Nelson Mandela and the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Everything I learned in those years confirmed what I was beginning to learn when I was six: that throughout history, there has been a constant struggle between the oppressed and their oppressors. With each struggle I learned about, I found myself consistently siding with the oppressed, and consistently respecting those who stepped up to defend them -regardless of nationality, regardless of religion. And I never threw my class notes away. As I stand here speaking, they are in a neat pile in my bedroom closet at home.

From all the historical figures I learned about, one stood out above the rest. I was impressed be many things about Malcolm X, but above all, I was fascinated by the idea of transformation, his transformation. I don't know if you've seen the movie "X" by Spike Lee, it's over three and a half hours long, and the Malcolm at the beginning is different from the Malcolm at the end. He starts off as an illiterate criminal, but ends up a husband, a father, a protective and eloquent leader for his people, a disciplined Muslim performing the Hajj in Makkah, and finally, a martyr. Malcolm's life taught me that Islam is not something inherited; it's not a culture or ethnicity. It's a way of life, a state of mind anyone can choose no matter where they come from or how they were raised.
This led me to look deeper into Islam, and I was hooked. I was just a teenager, but Islam answered the question that the greatest scientific minds were clueless about, the question that drives the rich & famous to depression and suicide from being unable to answer: what is the purpose of life? Why do we exist in this Universe? But it also answered the question of how we're supposed to exist. And since there's no hierarchy or priesthood, I could directly and immediately begin digging into the texts of the Qur'an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, to begin the journey of understanding what this was all about, the implications of Islam for me as a human being, as an individual, for the people around me, for the world; and the more I learned, the more I valued Islam like a piece of gold. This was when I was a teen, but even today, despite the pressures of the last few years, I stand here before you, and everyone else in this courtroom, as a very proud Muslim.

With that, my attention turned to what was happening to other Muslims in different parts of the world. And everywhere I looked, I saw the powers that be trying to destroy what I loved. I learned what the Soviets had done to the Muslims of Afghanistan. I learned what the Serbs had done to the Muslims of Bosnia. I learned what the Russians were doing to the Muslims of Chechnya. I learned what Israel had done in Lebanon - and what it continues to do in Palestine - with the full backing of the United States. And I learned what America itself was doing to Muslims. I learned about the Gulf War, and the depleted uranium bombs that killed thousands and caused cancer rates to skyrocket across Iraq.
I learned about the American-led sanctions that prevented food, medicine, and medical equipment from entering Iraq, and how - according to the United Nations - over half a million children perished as a result. I remember a clip from a '60 Minutes' interview of Madeline Albright where she expressed her view that these dead children were "worth it." I watched on September 11th as a group of people felt driven to hijack airplanes and fly them into buildings from their outrage at the deaths of these children. I watched as America then attacked and invaded Iraq directly. I saw the effects of 'Shock & Awe' in the opening day of the invasion - the children in hospital wards with shrapnel from American missiles sticking but of their foreheads (of course, none of this was shown on CNN).

I learned about the town of Haditha, where 24 Muslims - including a 76-year old man in a wheelchair, women, and even toddlers - were shot up and blown up in their bedclothes as the slept by US Marines. I learned about Abeer al-Janabi, a fourteen-year old Iraqi girl gang-raped by five American soldiers, who then shot her and her family in the head, then set fire to their corpses. I just want to point out, as you can see, Muslim women don't even show their hair to unrelated men. So try to imagine this young girl from a conservative village with her dress torn off, being sexually assaulted by not one, not two, not three, not four, but five soldiers. Even today, as I sit in my jail cell, I read about the drone strikes which continue to kill Muslims daily in places like Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen. Just last month, we all heard about the seventeen Afghan Muslims - mostly mothers and their kids - shot to death by an American soldier, who also set fire to their corpses.
These are just the stories that make it to the headlines, but one of the first concepts I learned in Islam is that of loyalty, of brotherhood - that each Muslim woman is my sister, each man is my brother, and together, we are one large body who must protect each other. In other words, I couldn't see these things beings done to my brothers & sisters - including by America - and remain neutral. My sympathy for the oppressed continued, but was now more personal, as was my respect for those defending them.

I mentioned Paul Revere - when he went on his midnight ride, it was for the purpose of warning the people that the British were marching to Lexington to arrest Sam Adams and John Hancock, then on to Concord to confiscate the weapons stored there by the Minuteman. By the time they got to Concord, they found the Minuteman waiting for them, weapons in hand. They fired at the British, fought them, and beat them. From that battle came the American Revolution. There's an Arabic word to describe what those Minutemen did that day. That word is: JIHAD, and this is what my trial was about.
All those videos and translations and childish bickering over 'Oh, he translated this paragraph' and 'Oh, he edited that sentence,' and all those exhibits revolved around a single issue: Muslims who were defending themselves against American soldiers doing to them exactly what the British did to America. It was made crystal clear at trial that I never, ever plotted to "kill Americans" at shopping malls or whatever the story was. The government's own witnesses contradicted this claim, and we put expert after expert up on that stand, who spent hours dissecting my every written word, who explained my beliefs. Further, when I was free, the government sent an undercover agent to prod me into one of their little "terror plots," but I refused to participate. Mysteriously, however, the jury never heard this.

So, this trial was not about my position on Muslims killing American civilians. It was about my position on Americans killing Muslim civilians, which is that Muslims should defend their lands from foreign invaders - Soviets, Americans, or Martians. This is what I believe. It's what I've always believed, and what I will always believe. This is not terrorism, and it's not extremism. It's what the arrows on that seal above your head represent: defense of the homeland. So, I disagree with my lawyers when they say that you don't have to agree with my beliefs - no. Anyone with commonsense and humanity has no choice but to agree with me. If someone breaks into your home to rob you and harm your family, logic dictates that you do whatever it takes to expel that invader from your home.
But when that home is a Muslim land, and that invader is the US military, for some reason the standards suddenly change. Common sense is renamed "terrorism" and the people defending themselves against those who come to kill them from across the ocean become "the terrorists" who are "killing Americans." The mentality that America was victimized with when British soldiers walked these streets 2 � centuries ago is the same mentality Muslims are victimized by as American soldiers walk their streets today. It's the mentality of colonialism.

When Sgt. Bales shot those Afghans to death last month, all of the focus in the media was on him-his life, his stress, his PTSD, the mortgage on his home-as if he was the victim. Very little sympathy was expressed for the people he actually killed, as if they're not real, they're not humans. Unfortunately, this mentality trickles down to everyone in society, whether or not they realize it. Even with my lawyers, it took nearly two years of discussing, explaining, and clarifying before they were finally able to think outside the box and at least ostensibly accept the logic in what I was saying. Two years! If it took that long for people so intelligent, whose job it is to defend me, to de-program themselves, then to throw me in front of a randomly selected jury under the premise that they're my "impartial peers," I mean, come on. I wasn't tried before a jury of my peers because with the mentality gripping America today, I have no peers. Counting on this fact, the government prosecuted me - not because they needed to, but simply because they could.

I learned one more thing in history class: America has historically supported the most unjust policies against its minorities - practices that were even protected by the law - only to look back later and ask: 'what were we thinking?' Slavery, Jim Crow, the internment of the Japanese during World War II - each was widely accepted by American society, each was defended by the Supreme Court. But as time passed and America changed, both people and courts looked back and asked 'What were we thinking?' Nelson Mandela was considered a terrorist by the South African government, and given a life sentence. But time passed, the world changed, they realized how oppressive their policies were, that it was not he who was the terrorist, and they released him from prison. He even became president. So, everything is subjective - even this whole business of "terrorism" and who is a "terrorist." It all depends on the time and place and who the superpower happens to be at the moment.

In your eyes, I'm a terrorist, and it's perfectly reasonable that I be standing here in an orange jumpsuit. But one day, America will change and people will recognize this day for what it is. They will look at how hundreds of thousands of Muslims were killed and maimed by the US military in foreign countries, yet somehow I'm the one going to prison for "conspiring to kill and maim" in those countries - because I support the Mujahidin defending those people. They will look back on how the government spent millions of dollars to imprison me as a "terrorist," yet if we were to somehow bring Abeer al-Janabi back to life in the moment she was being gang-raped by your soldiers, to put her on that witness stand and ask her who the "terrorists" are, she sure wouldn't be pointing at me.

The government says that I was obsessed with violence, obsessed with "killing Americans." But, as a Muslim living in these times, I can think of a lie no more ironic.

-Tarek Mehanna 4/12/12


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Sis. Najat Amatullah's comments in Spanish on the photo of Hispanic Muslimahs in prayer above.
Hay una entera Sura en el Cor�n que lleva nuestro nombre, la Sura de las Mujeres El primer m�rtir del Islam fue una mujer, Sumayya La primera persona que crey� en Mohammed (Sala Allahu 3alayhi wa salam) fue una mujer, Khadijah ... La recomendaci�n que el Profeta Mohammed (Sala Allahu 'alayhi wa salam) di� a su naci�n antes de morir fue la de tratar bien a las mujeres La mujer es la mitad de la sociedad, y educa a la otra mitad Y puesto que la mujer es preciosa, Allah la honr� con el hijab, para preservar su castidad y pureza...

[Translation: There is a whole Sura in the Qur'an that bears our name, the Sura of women. The first martyr of Islam was a woman, Sumayya. The first person that believed in Mohammed (peace and blessings be on him) was a woman, Khadijah. The recommendation that the Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be on him) gave their nation before dying was the best treatment of wome. He said women are half of the society, and they educate the other half, and given that the woman is beautiful, Allah honored her with the hijab, to preserve her chastity and purity.]

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Pakistan: From Shamsuddin Amjad
Jamaate Islami demands referendum on NATO supplies issue LAHORE, Apr. 16: Jamaat e Islami Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, has demanded referendum on the issue of Pak-US relations and the NATO supplies stating that the parliament had become controversial due to its resolution for restoration of the supplies.

Addressing JI workers here on Monday, he said that the entire nation was against restoration of NATO supplies as it was not ready to accept USslavery or to be a party in the NATO aggression against the Afghan people any more. On the other hand, the parliament through its resolution, had given a fresh offer for slavery. This meant that the threats of US President Obama, Hillary Clinton and US generals had worked and even the opposition parties in the parliament had been cooled down to serve the US agenda.

Liaqat Baloch said that the US and NATO armies had been defeated inAfghanistanand the Afghan freedom fighters were making decisive attacks over NATO forces and their installations. This was the time when Pakistan could be freed from the US slavery and the parliament librated from Zardari's hold, he added.

He said the opposition parties in the parliament had changed their stance repeatedly and were successful in having some amendments in the original draft on the issue. However, he said, that President Zardari was the real beneficiary in the present situation which implied that the parliamentary opposition had provides oxygen to the rulers.

The JI Secretary General said that the US announcements against Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and the Ahle Sunnah leader Maulana Muhammad Ahmed, the continuing actions against the Shia community and the target killings in Karachi, were the product of the same master mind, a force which wanted to destabilize this country and prove it a failed state.

He said the US and its agents were trying to cow down the people on the NATO supplies issue. However, he said, masses drive against these would continue peacefully while the supplies would be stopped by force.


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Photo below shows top Islamic leader Munawar Hasam addressing a large gathering in Dera Ghazi Khan [northern Pakistan just outside the tribal areas].He was showered with rose petals [visible in the photo]


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Symbolic first step to block the NATO supply line. A huge rally on the highway from Peshawar shows crowd on the left with striped flags of Jamiatul ulema Islam [Sami ul Haque], green Pakistani flags and green flags with stripes which are Jamaate Islami flags. Sitting on the right are leaders who addressed the protestors.


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With thanks to NCPCF
Prof. Sami al-Arian Speaks via skype from House Arrest.

Complete Text. Uncut.
Sisters and brothers, friends and colleagues, my fellow advocates for justice and freedom.
Assalamu Alaikum
It's indeed my honor and privilege to address you tonight in this great gathering even for a few moments.
This is my first public address in the U. S. in over nine years. I've been advised to refrain from speaking in public because of my pending case, but I thought this event is important enough to make an exception.
I'm not going to beat around the bush. So let me be very direct and frank with you. Nothing short of our very survival as free people living in a free and democratic society is at stake.
Let me even be more blunt. We, as a community, are at the forefront in the fight to reclaim the foundations and principles that established this great country.
Since 9/11, our society is being transformed slowly but surely into a surveillance and security state. If that trend is not reversed then everyone - not just the American Muslim community - can no longer claim to be free.
More than a half century ago George Orwell described such a state in his eye-opening novel 1984. In such society, fear of the government becomes the norm, the standard way of life. People are then cultured to submit to a new language and regulated speech: war is peace; slavery is freedom; ignorance is strength. In such an environment, where society is dominated by fear, people start conforming to every behavior dictated by the government.
So when a daughter hears her father criticize, in his dream, the leader, Big Brother, she reports him to the authorities. He is immediately arrested, tried, convicted and sent to prison. In the novel, Orwell describes how the father was grateful to his daughter for reporting him before acting out his dream so that he could be rehabilitated in time.
But fiction no more.
During my own trial, one piece of evidence used against me consisted of a phone call between two co-defendants where one of them recounted a conversation he had with me in his dream. It was reminiscent of the thought crime in Orwell's novel. Indeed much of the government's evidence presented to the jury during my six-month trial were speeches I delivered, lectures I presented, articles I wrote, magazines I edited, books I owned, conferences I convened, rallies I attended, interviews I gave, news I heard, and websites I never even accessed.
Of course my family and I were very grateful that our jury saw through the government's underhanded tactics and did not return a single guilty verdict on more than 100 counts against all the defendants.
But not everyone is as fortunate. Today Ali Al-Tamimi is serving life for giving a religious fatwa. Tarek Mehanna is serving 17 years for translating a document. Mufid Abdel Kader is serving 20 years because he had a beautiful voice and sang for Palestine. Ghassan El-Ashi and Shukri Abu Baker are serving 65 years each for feeding and clothing hungry Palestinian children, while Rafil Dhafir is serving 22 years for feeding Iraqi children. Ahmad Abu Ali is serving life because he gave a false confession under torture. Aafi Siddqui was sentenced to 86 years after she was shot and nearly died. Ziad Yaghi is serving 32 years in a conspiracy case because he traveled overseas looking for a wife. Yasin Aref and Muhammad Hussein are serving 15 years in another conspiracy where the script was written, planned, financed, executed, and directed by the FBI. The examples are far too many to recount.
The bottom line is this. Innocent people are targeted and their families are suffering because of their beliefs, opinions, associations, and advocacy. All first amendment activities- supposedly guaranteed by the US constitution.
President Obama said if he had a son he would have looked like Trayvon Martin. Let me tell you, all our sons look like Ahmad Abu Ali, Ziad Yaghi, and Tarek Mehanna
Brothers and sisters,
During my five and a half years in prison, I had to endure 41 straight months in solitary confinement, most of it before and during the trial. The conditions of confinement were Guantanamo-like conditions designed to break you down psychologically so you give up and surrender: isolation, abusive guards, little or no communication with family and friends, and limited opportunity to review the evidence assembled against you, just to name a few.
Almost all victims of government prosecutions are subjected to such inhumane treatment. Even serial murderers and rapists have more rights in the prison system than American Muslim defendants entitled to the presumption of innocence under the law.
But truly free people are not intimidated by scare tactics. On the contrary, they exhibit a sense of fairness, display respect for the freedom of others, and are willing to stand up and defend their highest ideals. That's the essence of a democratic society, where the people are unwilling to submit to fear or be intimidated or cowed by abusive authority and its tyrannical tactics.
So the question is: do you want to be free people and defend your rights? Or do you want to be scared and enslaved?
Remember, "All tyranny needs in order to rule the day is for people of good conscience to remain silent or do nothing."
To protect our civil freedoms is to speak more not less, to challenge authority run amok, to speak truth to power, that too often substitutes fear for rational thinking in order to control and dictate.
But also too often the vulnerable members of society are too traumatized to speak on their own behalf or defend their rights. So it becomes incumbent upon people of good conscience, our collective duty, our solemn responsibility, to champion their cause; to educate and inform the masses. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
But that only comes through freeing ourselves from fear and by exercising our right to speak, to freely express ourselves, to protest, to object, to lobby, to mobilize, to act, in short, to become a free citizen and a dignified human being. What distinguished great leaders like Mahatma Ghandi, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela was their willingness to speak truth to power, and if need be, pay the price for it.
That's why we need the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms. It's the only coalition willing to tackle these difficult issues, which everyone is trying to ignore.
On behalf of all victims of injustice I ask you to support this important cause and show kindness, if not for these victims then for the future of your children. No community was ever empowered before winning their civil rights. This is our calling, our mission, our challenge. History will indeed judge us based on our response.
My sisters and brothers: I beseech you to open your hearts and be generous.
I want to thank my family for being with you tonight. And thank you all very much for supporting the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms.
May God bless you all. Wassalamu Alaikum.


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Shamim Siddiqui sent his famous book CALLING HUMANITY to President Obama with this message:

Dear Mr. President

Perhaps it would surprise you to learn that the most misunderstood thing in today's world is nothing but "Islam" - the System of life that God sent to mankind through His appointed Messengers teaching all how to live, act and behave on this earth in order to enjoy justice, peace and security all around within the human abode.

The Reason:

Islam is not what is presented by the Muslims around the world, including our own land of opportunities. It is simply a very small segment of the whole of Islam as a way of life and that too in a very obscured form, creating its distorted impression to the people of the land;



Muslims couldn't produce its Truthful Model so far in the context of the modern world anywhere in their respective societies;



The secular West has been and is opposing its emergence tooth and nail anywhere due to its centuries old accumulated "historical prejudices", self-conceived reservations, self-innovated misinterpretations or distortion of facts, culminating into hate campaign against Islam and Muslims;


The Result:

Human society couldn't solve any of its centuries-old problems by denying obedience to the Creator and Sustainer and neglecting the system that He sent to us to solve our problems without any prejudice and delivering justice to all and malice to none.



The cradle of man is fast moving, God forbid, towards a catastrophic end or total destruction;



Man has become irresponsible, reckless, selfish, greedy, lusty and is busy day in and day out in maximizing only his personal gains, name, fame and pleasure - feeling accountable to none. That has filled the human abode only with Zulm [Oppression], Fasa'd [transgression] and injustices all around. No man-made system could solve the prevailing inequalities between the rich and the poor, the haves and the have-nots, the oppressed and the deprived.


Keeping the aforesaid scenario in mind, I have written the captioned book: "Calling Humanity" and made my humble efforts to present ISLAM in its correct and truthful perspective as the CURE for all our prevailing ills. It is quite different than what you see around you both in the East and the West, in the Muslim world and the non-Muslim societies.

I am sending the book to you with the request to study it in depth and see how to help the human society to salvage its unending chain of problems and make his abode as the cradle of justice and peace. This is the urgent call of our time. Your leadership role will make a lot of difference in mitigating the human sufferings and putting the humanity back on the straight path of moderation and righteousness

With best wishes
Sincerely Yours,

Shamim Siddiqi
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Jamada al-Thani 28, 1433/May 20, 2012 # 22

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Our America
3,000 Rally Against NATO in Chicago: Banner Torn Down
May 18: The NATO summit in Chicago is attracting anti-war protestors. More than 3,000 rallied against the war. The biggest group were nurses. They were making the point that if we don't have money to provide health care for all Americans, how can the occupation of Afghanistan be justified when it is absorbing our wealth.

Several smaller groups were also there. One of the protestors, a war veteran from Iraq who is now homeless, climbed up and tore the NATO banner. Before he could be arrested, a a crowd shielded him and took him away.
The protestors were non-Muslim, White and peaceful. [More are expected as the NATO drama continues.]

Scroll to end to see the torn NATO banner..

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Hadith and Women: by Kaukab Siddique

Notes on Mut'a [Temporary Marriage] in response to a question on Hadith blog.

Mut'a or temporary marriage was widespread in pagan Arabia along with many other oppressive practices which degraded women.

Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, outlawed muta' but because it was widespread, it took two phases of banning for it to be stamped out. One was at the battle against the Jews of Khyber and the other against the pagans at the conquest of Makka also known as the campaign of Awtas.

"Ali, r.a., narrates that temporary marriage [mut'a] was prohibited by the Prophet, pbuh, at Khyber ...." Hadith in the collections of Bukhari, Muslim, Muwatta of Malik, Sunan of Nasai, Tirmizi and ibn Maja]

Before the battle began, mut'a was permitted. Similarly, according to Arab custom, it was permitted at Awtas but then:

"Subra Juhni, r.a., narrates that the messenger of Allah, pbuh, said Mut'a was permitted to you but now Allah Almighty has declared it forbidden [haram] for all time to come till the Day of Judgement." [Hadith collected by Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasai, ibn Maja and Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

Mut'a is considered valid by the Shi'a sect because of a twisted interprtetation of a verse in the Qur'an. Hadith is always decisive in interepretation of the Qur'an. Mut'a is a form of prostitution carried out under the cover of religion. Women are sexually used in Mut'a for an hour or two or a week or two in exchange for money or a gift.

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Khutba in Greensboro, North Carolina
Jamaat al-Muslimeen, National Shoora leader speaks

Imam Badi Ali Focuses on Mercy as a Central Islamic Value

On May 18, Imam Badi Ali gave the Juma khutba at the Islamic Center of the Triad. Here are the main points of his khutba which was heard by several hundred people from Arab countries

Text: Allah said: "....My Mercy extends to all things but in particular I shall ordain Mercy for those who do right and practice regular charity and those who believe in Our Signs...." [The Qur'an 7: 156.]


Mercy is an attribute of Allah. He is the Lord of Mercy and looks at His creatures with Mercy.


When we start any task, whether it is business, or even a meal: We say: in the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Thus in seeking permission from Allah, we seek His Mercy.


Thus whatever we do, if we take Allah's name and seek His Mercy, it's an act of worship, even something as minor as drinking water.


Allah sent Muhammad, pbuh, as a mercy to ALL the worlds. See the Qur'an 21:107.


At the Conquest of Makkah, all the oppressors, those who had done horrible wrongs, torture, murder and rape, were defeated and helpless before Muhammad, pbuh. He forgave his enemies, not in theory but in historical reality.[Hadith]

As Ali, r.a., has pointed out, even the threat of hell fire from Allah is a mercy because it pushes people away from hell towards paradise.


In the regular greetings exchanged between Muslims, there is mercy, because we say, peace be on you and the mercy and blessings of Allah.


By obeying Allah and His Prophet, we obtain Mercy. Thus the Sunnah is a mercy, Qur'an 3: 132.


By following the Qur'an, we receive blessings and Mercy from Allah: The Qur'an 6:155


Even by listening to the Qur'an attentively without being distracted, we get Allah's Mercy: The Qur'an 7: 204.

If we bring about reconciliation between opposing groups, we receive Allah's Mercy: The Qur'an 49:10


When we speak up for what is right, and against wrong, we obtain His Mercy: 9:71.


Worship and Allah's Mercy are connected. According to Hadith, if we pray 4 rakats before Asr prayers, Allah has mercy on us.


Syed Qutb, one of the greatest scholars of our time, has written about the beauty and excellence of the quality of mercy.


In conclusion, mercy is an essential and required part of Muslim behavior. It is the basis of family life. It is the quality of the MOTHER who is so important in Islam!


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Pakistan
NATO Supply Route Remains Blocked:
Zardari-Gilani-Kayani Obeying US Orders to Reopen for $1.1 Billion

May 20: The supply route for NATO's occupation armies in Afghanistan remain blocked. Six months back after US attack helicopters killed 24 Pakistani troops, there was public uproar and the government bowed down and closed the supply route. Thus NATO was trapped in Afghanistan.

However, over six months, the US has been pressuring and bribing the secular regime in Islamabad to re-open the supply routes. Jamaate Islami and the Islamic coalition known as the Islamic Defense Council applied counter pressure, through peaceful rallies throughout Pakistan. Hence the supply routes remain blocked. The US has had to send in supplies by air at great cost.

Then the US used the threat of military action by its puppet general Kayani to clear the supply routes. Also it offered the bribe of $1.1 billion to the civilian rulers. So, four weeks back, the corrupt Pakistani rulers, inspite of countrywide opposition decided to open the supply routes. For four weeks Jamaate Islami has kept the routes bocked but on May 18, the regime sent in 4 truckloads of embassy papers to western embassies in Kabul. The regime claimed that these were non-NATO "papers."

The roads through Pakistan are cluttered with hundreds of huge NATO supply containers. Sooner or later they will start moving through if the government uses military force. How many will reach their destination is anyone's guess. It will be an off and on operation. The regime will tell the West we did it, but the Islamics will win through the losses caused by delays.

The Pakistani Taliban are not under the control of the peaceful organizations like JI.

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What is the secret of Jamaate Islami's surging success in Pakistan?
Scroll down to photo and comment.

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Palestine's Children and the Nakba.
This is the anniversary of the Nakba, the horrendous act of terrorism committed by the victors of the Second World War against Muslims. This illegitimate entity is known as "Israel." We have two items about the struggle of the Palestinian children, one by Nadrat Siddique [Maryland] and the other by Najat Amatullah in Spanish [from Barcelona, Spain]. Some of the photos of the children are heart rending. Be advised before you let your children see them. Scroll way down.

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Sudan:
Attempt to Capture Oil Fields and Deny resources to Muslims Foiled
April 10 to May 10: Forces from West-and-Israel- backed Southern Sudan captured the major oil fields in Heglig, just across the Sudan-Southern Sudan border. They also advanced at several other points across the border.
President Omar Al-Bashir mobilized the Muslim forces and forced the non-Muslim forces to leave after heavy fighting. The oil fields were re-captured but the southern forces destroyed and/or heavily damaged the oil related equipement before withdrawal.
The Southern Sudan President, who dresses like Texan cow boy, visited China and urged the Chinese to stop oil drilling in Sudan. His attempt seems to have failed.

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Afghanistan:
Taliban raids continue to wrack NATO nerves.

Through the first 16 days of May, Taliban raiders killed 21 elite NATO troops, mostly US. [Icasualties report.] Only one incident was in the media when AFP reported that on May15, in Kunar area, 2 US troops were killed and 4 wounded in a Taliban rocket attack.

In fighting against Karzai, 4 Taliban entered the heavily guarded Governor's compound in western Farah province. Before they were killed, they killed 7 of Karzai's troops and wounded 13. [Most of Karzai's troops are Shi'as from hazarajat, communists from Dostum's left overs in the extreme north and supporters of the "northern alliance" now defunct. ]

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Syria: Special New Trend report.
Assad's Atrocities Continue: 23.000 Refugees now in Turkey.

Several hundred people have been killed by Assad's Alawite regime since Kofi Anan's so-called cease fire began. Syria's baby faced tyrant Bashar Assad lives in a bubble of illusions. The people are with me, he says, but he refuses to let journalisats in or to let people express themselves peacefully. His tank columns have occupied the cities but are facing resistance from military defectors.

The situation is becoming bad for Assad too. On May 10, his intelligence headquarters enclave in Damascus was torm apart by two martyrdom operators. The crowd of intelligence agency workers was caught by the huge explosions which killed 55 and wounded 347. Al-Qaidah is suspected. No one else has "suicide bombers."

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are giving humanitatian assistance to the fleeing population, but very few weapons. Why don't the armies of Muslim countries enter Syria and put an end to the tyrant? Israel would not allow that to happen because it is quite clear that the movement in Syria is solidly Islamic.

Iran and Hizbullah in Lebanon have lost a golden opportunity to show support for the Islamic uprising. Instead they are supporting Assad. The Americans and the Israelis are waiting for Assad to decimate the Muslims before they step in to "save the Syrian people." It looks like a repeat of Bosnia.
Breaking news: May 19: A "suicide bomber" hit Assad's military compound in Deir el-Zour, eastern Syria, 100 km from the Iraqi border. First reports: 7 troops killed 30 wounded.

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Yemen : [Reports based on Yemen Times & other Yemeni papers]
US, Saudi, Yemeni planes bomb Ansar a-Shari'a Positions but Fail to Dislodge Islamics

May 7 to May 17: Yemeni forces suffered heavy losses in attacks on Ansar al-Shari'a [al-Qaida in Yemen] positions in Lawdar. US drones as well as Saudi and Yemeni jets repeatedly bombed Islamic fighters and successfully stopped al-Qaidah's advance beyond Lawdar. The air attacks destroyed the tanks and other vehicles the Ansar had captured from the Yemeni military; however the Islamics remain firmly in control of Lawdar and the entire Yemeni coastline facing Somalia. At least 20 fighters were killed. A yemeni offensive against the key city of Zinjibar [ginger] held for months by the Islamics petered out.

Yemen Times interviewed the commander of Ansar al-Sharia, Jelal Baleedi al-Murqashi, in the town of Shuqra which has been turned into an Islamic city. The commander denied any chances of al-Qaidah defeat and ridiculed government claims of crushing al-Qaida. He said the people are giving the Ansar solid support and the Ansar fighters are from the people, not outsiders.

Yemen Observer reported that two US planes landed well trained marine snipers in Lahj province al-Anad air base. After al-Qaida leader Fahad al-Qusi was killed by a US drone, funeral gatherings for him have been stopped for fear of more drone attacks.

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Distinguished Muslim social scientist, Dr. Javed Jamil presents :
Stunning in-dept study of homosexuality in America.

A must read following the "canonization" of President Obama as the first homosexual president by Newsweek.

It's an extensive report but a must read to underestand the new culture of America vs Islam. Scroll way down.

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Ahmed Abdel Sattar's Son's narrative on the suffering of innocents.

Ahmed Abdel Sattar [ AhmedAbdelSattar.org ] was a humble but learned Muslim who stood for the rights of the Blind Shaykh Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman. The government accepted him as paralegal and translator for the Shaykh. He was arrested and given a long sentence after 9.11. He is one of the victims of Zionism who was sentenced without witnesses. It was based on his phone records. So a man of peace, who has never been violent, and was a law abiding citizen, was arrested and convicted on the basis of phone records!
In ten years of his phone calls, there were a few sentences the government tore out of their context. He was very disturbed by the photo distributed worldwide which showed the Israeli shooting of a Palestinian father sheltering his son, and he spoke out!

Now Ahmed Abdel Sattar's son, Ali, has presented a play about the suffering of innocents. It has been so well received that one has to say that CAIR's idea of "islamophobia" is bogus. CAIR and ICNA misunderstood the activities of bigots like Spencer to mean that hatred of Islam is rampant. Not so. Please scroll to end for a report by Sis. Lisa

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Letter: Is Peaceful Revolution Possible?
assalam u alaikum respected Sir,
May I ask you the question, that in your recent Issue you wrote along the picture of Jamaate Islami's Program in Swat that "Munawar Hasan sahib calls for Peacful Islamic Revolution"...
is there any revolution which is peaceful ... can you enlighten me how ? because i read that revolutions bring some hardship, and require some sacrifice. What's the meaning of " Peaceful Islamic Revolution"....I am waiting for your answer.
Remember me in your prayers. wassalam u alaikum
Umair Hashmi [Pakistan].

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Editor's reply:
walaikum asalam
Thank you for your important and valuable question.
In a peaceful revolution you have to organize, mobilize and stand up for the truth. You have to sacrifice your wealth, your time, your abilities and sometimes your life.
Look at the Seerah of Muhammad Mustafa, pbuh, in Makka.
His Hadith says: The greatest jihad is to say the word of truth before a tyrant.
However, that is only my understanding. I am not a spokesman of Jamaate Islami. Please ask them.

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Br. Yusuf Irelandi from Tennessee is a long time worker for Islam at the grassroots. He has the leadership ability to withstand great odds and to speak the truth against oppressors.
Of Irish descent, Br. Yusuf is a teacher and active in the field of da'wah. Check out the pages of Tennessee Dawah and Jamaat al-Muslimeen International on facebook for his activities, thoughts and messages.

During the National Shoora, photo shows Imam Badi Ali [right] reading out the tribute to Br. Yusuf
before Br. Kaukab [left] hands him the plaque celebrating his distinguished services to the cause of Islam.


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Here is the secret of Jamaate Islami's success: Hijabi/Niqabi women.
Karachi, Pakistan. May 14: Mass Gathering of women was addressed by top Jamaate Islami leader Syed Munawar Hasan as well as by women leaders.

Photo shows Islamic Women's Leadership cadre of Jamaate Islami which wears complete hijab. The most outstanding wear niqab as well. These women are well educated, very outspoken, well read in Qur'an and Hadith and striving to defeat American hegemony. [The fans show that the weather was very hot and there was no air conditioning.]

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JI leader Munawar Hasan asked the women of Karachi to join these aspects of the struggle.


Block the NATO supply routes and defeat cultural corruption coming in from the US, Europe & India..


Poverty is massive in Pakistan, and now it includes people made homeless by floods.


Military operations in frontier and Baluchistan are undermining the unity of Pakistan and could result like the situation in East Pakistan which created Bangladesh.


Corruption is a major issue and it is coming down from President Zardari and PM Gilani [convicted by the Supreme court.]


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Our America
Ahmed Abdel Sattar's Son Presented a Play on impact of 9.11 on innocent US Muslims
Ali's play was more successful than we could have ever imagined.

First, the diverse audience was amazing. Students, faculty, family, friends a Civil Ct. Judge and local Islamic community leaders alike were moved to tears by Ali's (Ahmed's) story and performance. The Provost was at the opening night's performance and commended Ali for his courage and scholarly work on a subject matter most individuals are in the dark about, what happened to families of those arrested after 9-11 (even though this had nothing to do with 9-11). Second, Ali and the Chair of the Dramatic Arts Department conducted a Q & A after both shows. The audience was given the opportunity to leave if they had no questions or had to be somewhere else, no one left! The Q & A session lasted approximately 1 hour. During the session Ali received 3 standing ovations for getting his story out in such a manner.

In the aftermath there has been word the Wagner College would like Ali to bring his show to their stage ( Lynne's Alma Mater) as well as a book deal. However, what I found most amazing is that the Chair of the Arts Department has reached out to 2 theaters Off Broadway to accept Ali's show (no word yet) and to try and have him entered into a festival for upcoming playwrights.

Ahmed called yesterday. I spoke to him about the show and he was brought to tears.

Ali's Senior Project was a long time coming and proved to be therapeutic for him and educational for others. His Deptartment Chair has decided to stay on this project with Ali to develop it into a full length play as well as a book.

Insha Allah you will have the opportunity to either see the show or read the book.

Sis. Lisa

[ AhmedAbdelSattar.org ]
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From: Nadrat Siddique
Israel's Illegitimacy as seen in the Suffering it Imposes on Palestinian Children

On this, the anniversary of the Nakba (Israeli "Independence" Day, Day of Dispossesion for Palestinians who lost their homeland), I'm thinking of Palestine's beautiful children. Do they have a right to dream, to hope, to live--like other children? Or are only the transplanted Brooklyn-ites (and others), living in what used to be Palestinian homes, entitled to this privilege?

Children of Palestine - in pictures
occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com
IMAGINE... IF THIS WOULD BE YOUR CHILD... You might rob me of my last inches of land... And throw my youth to years of imprisonment... You might put out a flame in my darkest night... And d...

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Spanish Da'wah

What Palestinian children say to Israel.

From Najat Amatullah [From Barcelona, Spain]
La hawla wa la quwata ila billah ! La IlaHa Ila Allah ! Un joven palestino dijo: Los israel�es pueden enviarnos bombas, ponernos muros que nos impidan ver el cielo, pero jam�s abandonaremos nuestra fe en Allah Azza wa jal
[Translatio: None has real power except Allah. There is no god but the One God, Allah. A young Palestinian man said: the Israelis can send us bombs, get walls to prevent us to see the sky, but we will never abandon our faith in Allah, the mighty, the exalted.].

� with Musulmanes Barcelona-Azaara Amatullah and 14 others.


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Our America [including Canada]

An In Depth Look at Homosexuality in America. This is What Obama holds Sacred.
70% of homosexual contacts are "one night stands"

by Dr. Javed Jamil [A distinguished scholar, researcher and critic of capitalism from India's Muslims.]

Recently, some of the proponents of gay relationships have been claiming that Muslim societies too have significant numbers of homosexuals. There is therefore no point, they argue, in Muslims opposing such relationships. The forces of globalization have learnt the art of normalizing the abnormal through sustained campaigns. This has been the case since they started normalizing nudity, then prostitution, then promiscuity, then pornography, then living in relationships, then abortions, then unwed mothers, then incest, and now homosexuality. The normal method of this "Normalization" involves:

Proving that it is popular;

It has been there since antiquity;

It has been popular even in societies that ideologically do not accept this behavior;

This has right to exist because it is normal;

There will be some reports suggesting that this is natural, even genetic;

There will then be a campaign to safeguard the rights of those involved in it;

The glorification will begin, with those openly admitting it given all the attention in the media and money so that more people open up;

More people will start thinking of experiencing it as their imaginations about the new kind of joy will be seized through stories;

The number of people will grow;

The government and the court will be engaged in removing all the obstacles in the process of normalization;

And the large scale commercialization will commence;

Any adverse impact will be kept hidden; when it surfaces, temporary, cosmetic, secondary preventive ,methods through use of certain items and methods will be suggested;

NGOs will be funded to promote measures and solutions that do not include banning of the practice or a campaign against it;

If any public outcry emerges, it will be managed through acceptance of some cosmetic responses like media responsibility, awareness campaigns but an outright ban on the practice and its commercialization will never be accepted.


The Muslim answer is simple

Homosexuality is totally banned in their religion:

It is the filthiest sexual perversion with greatest threat to the very survival of mankind;

If Muslims are involved; that does not make it acceptable and a big campaign is required to eradicate it;

Homosexuality is there in Muslim society but its prevalence and type are much different from that existing in West.


I am quoting below excerpts from the series of articles, which attracted huge attention on several internet forums last year and are soon going to be published as book:
Normal hygienic and healthy behaviours are important components of civilisation. Perversions are surely the antidote of civilisation. The perversions that threaten the lives of individuals and peaceful survival of the most notable natural institution of family cannot be described anything but barbarism at its worst. What can then be said of the "Civilised World" that safeguards, promotes and commercialises the Sexual perversion of the most abominable kind and the most life threatening -- the Homosexuality?
The attempt to legalise Homosexuality is nothing but the continuation of the same series of worldwide developments in which every human susceptibility is first given a legal and social sanction, then it is glorified in the media as a victory of "Freedom of Choice" and "Human Rights" and then with all the obstacles removed it is commercialized at huge level.
It is needless to say that the rise in the demand of legalizing homosexuality in the world has intensified with the rising fortunes of gay market. It is already a big market in western countries. The truth is that Sex market as a whole is the largest growing market, and gay market is the largest growing sex market. A report entitled, "Gay-Friendly Vancouver as a Billion Dollar Industry", which appeared before 2010 Olympics, says:
"At present, Vancouver is hyping the 2010 Olympics above all. The pride of a city has turned into its most lucrative business. Now the tourism industry has founded a new market, which has always existed but its potential as a distinct market was not realized: the "gay market," According to Canada.com, gay tourism in Vancouver has been a lucrative and loyal sector within recent years. Gay tourism in the U.S. alone is estimated to be $55 billion annually (Constanineau, 2007). A survey conducted by San Francisco-based Community Marketing Inc, ranked Vancouver as the fourth most popular gay destination outside of the U.S., ranking Montreal and Toronto fifth and sixth respectively, which shows how well Canada's gay tourism industry is doing overall (Constanineau, 2007). Constanineau also says that tourism Vancouver uses media to draw in a lot of its gay market from U.S. locations such as New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. One of the possible reasons suggested for Vancouver's gay tourism industry is due to the fact that BC legalized same-sex marriage in July of 2003. ...Boyd (2008) mentions that there was a Canadian boom in gay tourism right after same-sex marriage was legalized. She suggests this is because it produces homo-normativity: "a set of ideologies and behaviours that asserts citizenship rights for gays and lesbians via neoliberal politics and conspicuous consumption" (Boyd, 2008, p. 224). Boyd (2008) also mentions how weddings are huge businesses; a $70 billion industry in 2005 in theU.S. alone, with an average of $30,000 per wedding. Even Forbes in 2004, estimated that same-sex marriages in the U.S. could have drawn in $16 billion (Boyd, 2008). In order to "corporate gayness" sites have to promote their destination as "gay friendly" since "social disapproval of homosexuality many gay men are forced to find gay space" (Puar, 2002, p. 103). In fact, organized gay tours began in the 1950s by the "grandfather of gay travel," [[Haans Ebensten]] (Puar, 2002), long before the mainstream travel industry caught wind. .....They claim since same-sex marriage has been legalized in British Columbia in 2003, Whistler has been the ideal place to get married. They even advertise their own wedding planners, called "Two Dears and a Queer". And nothing is complete without a full advertisement to honeymooners as well, so after having the wedding, the couple as well as guests can stay to celebrate. Whistler then becomes a one-place stop for every wedding need, and they have event planners and organizers to prepare everything for you, enabling visitors to just be there to escape and have a fun relaxing time. It's an extremely clever marketing scheme: since the queer community comes here for two main reasons, to visit Whistler or to get married, why not get everything done at one spot?"
Another article, "The Income Tax Consequences of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages," describes why legalising gay marriages is lucrative for the governments:
"James Alm, M.V. Lee Badgett, and Leslie Whittington estimate that legalizing gay marriage would lead to an annual increase in federal government income taxes of between $0.3 billion and $1.3 billion. Remember those Medicare and Medicaid woes the DOMA proponents were concerned with? These added revenues could be used to help offset the costs of other economic advantages to marriage.
Besides, weddings are great for the economy. The 2000 U.S. Census Bureau reported 601,209 unmarried same-sex partner households in the United States living in 99.3% of all counties in the nation. The Urban Institute claims that the census data is low and suggests that gays and lesbians make up about 5% (10,456,405) of the total U.S. population over the age of 18. ...We can estimate that some portion of the same-sex partners already living together (the 2000 U.S. Census Data figures) along with some portion of the total gay and lesbian population would wish to marry if same-sex marriage became legal. For the sake of convenience we'll say 500,000. According to Bride's Magazine, the average wedding costs $19,000. Two hundred-fifty thousand more marriages at the average wedding rate would result in wedding costs of $4.75 billion! Mind you, this doesn't include the amount spent on wedding gifts. As a bonus, the first states to allow gay marriage will likely experience an influx of tourism and tourist-related economic activity. For the short time that San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom, issued wedding licenses to same-sex couples, more than 3,000 gay and lesbian couples from more than twenty states and Europe flocked to the city to be married.
Of course, weddings are just the tip of the iceberg. For some marriages there is even the coup de legal: divorce. As the majority of divorc�s will tell you-the most expensive part of getting into a marriage is getting out. While divorces can range anywhere from several hundred dollars to millions, divorce is a multi-billion dollar-a-year industry. Assuming that gay couples divorce at the same rate as heterosexual ones, I am surprised the legal battle is not fully endorsed by Divorce Lawyer Associations everywhere!

A Media financial report says, ""In the six short months since Chicago was selected as host of Gay Games VII, we've made dramatic progress toward our financial goals and achieved fundraising benchmarks months, or in some cases, years ahead of schedule," said Tracy Baim, CGI Board Co-Vice Chair and Chair of the Fundraising Committee. "Once broadcast rights are assigned, we will have raised more than US$3 million in cash and in-kind resources." CGI announced a million-dollar sponsorship deal with PlanetOut Inc. on 20 September 2004. .... In a recent edition of the "Advocate," a national publication for the gay and lesbian community, there were three pages of ads promoting Palm Springs' hotels and attractions that cater to homosexuals. Murrell Foster, executive director of tourism for Palm Springs, said it is the first time the city has been promoting itself to the gay market. Los Angeles County travel agents said they have become more active in pursuing the market largely because of the recession. E becomes more active in pursuing the market largely because of the recession. "
In short, according to a commentator, "The US has made a billion dollar industry off of homosexual media - HBO shows, movies, books, magazines. Like most things in the US anything that has the potential to generate profit will be considered."
The above clearly tells us about the economics of homosexuality. But the economics cannot cover for the menace, which homosexuality is. The attempts to legalise homosexuality are shocking. This is like legalising murders, terrorism and rapes. Homosexuality is in fact much more dangerous than any of these, as it has led, leads to and can lead to huge loss of life. Out of all forms of unhealthy sexual practices, homosexuality is the unhealthiest and has been the cause of the beginning of the epidemics of both Syphilis and HIV/AIDS. Here are excerpts from a report on the impact of homosexuality on health:
"Early reports in the 1980's suggested that male homosexuals had an average life expectancy of less than 50 years - more than 20 years less than the overall male population. With the push for "safe" sex and improved treatments for AIDS, one would expect that the life expectancy might have increased since then. However, a Canadian study in 1997 found that male homosexuals have a life expectancy of 20 years less than the general male population (based upon a prevalence of 3% of the male population). Using several different measures, including life expectancy determined from obituaries, two large random sexuality surveys (in the USA and Great Britain), and a survey of those never married in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, indicated an average age of death of less than 50 years old. A third study, published in 2002, found that the median age of death of 88 homosexually partnered men was 45 years, while for 118 unpartnered homosexual men it was 46 years. This latter study put the average life expectancy of male homosexuals nearly 30 years less than the general male population. Another study showed that, on average, ever-married men outlived the ever-homosexually-partnered by 23 years in Denmark (74 yr. v. 51 yr.), and 25 years in Norway (77 yr. v. 52 yr.) Ever-married women outlived the ever-homosexually-partnered in Denmark by 22 years (78 yr. v. 56 yr.), and inNorway by almost 25 years (81 yr. v. 56 yr.)....How does the average homosexual lifespan compare to the average life expectancy of smokers? On average, a lifetime smoker can expect the smoking lifestyle to reduce his life expectancy by only 10 year. However, smoking is vigorously condemned by the medical community and press, although it reduces life expectancy by less than half of that caused by a gay lifestyle."
Obviously, homosexuality is a threat to the whole mankind, and it is the biggest threat to the life of homosexuals themselves. In India, HIV prevalence, according to NACO surveys, is almost 8 times more in gays than in normal population. If legalising it helps anyone it is the market. Hardly any gays are punished by the court in India. What is then the need to legalise it. Legalising is surely meant for commerce. Legalising helps the big market bosses to float companies. Gay literature, gay clubs and gay porn will mushroom with the result that more and more people will fall victim to homosexuality. To argue that it will help in the control of AIDS is absolutely nonsense. A little change in the law that ensures care of gay of HIV patients would have sufficed for that. AIDS cannot be controlled unless there is an effective campaign against prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and promiscuity. It is to be noted that sexual misdemeanours have a much larger depressing effect on life expectancy than other evils like smoking, drinking and gambling. This is because sex related problems affect foetuses and men and women of younger age groups. "Sexual Revolution" is killing either foetuses and infants or the young people of 20-45 years in such big numbers that it is bound to reduce life expectancy by 20-40 years.
To say that homosexuality is natural is like saying criminal tendencies are natural. These are not natural but human aberrations of most dangerous kind. Such aberrations are present in notorious criminals also. Can the crimes be legalized to help them? Can they be given protection by the law on the ground of not discriminating against persons? Even otherwise, homosexuality is a relationship that does not produce any progeny. So genes if any related to hardcore unadulterated homosexuality cannot be transmitted.
Homosexuality has been there in almost all societies. But the homosexuality in West is very much different from that in Asian countries, and this is because Western countries chose to legalise, institutionalize and glorify it. In Asian countries, homosexuality is more often than not an opportunist encounter. Denied marriage after puberty, and girls hard to find, some men would lure young boys into having sex. Once they get married, most if not all would sooner or later give this up. Family pressures, fear of law and society and the desire to have a good family life keep people away from a long term homosexual life. Moreover, in Asian countries, this is normally a one way relationship. There is one who penetrates the other. In the Western world, with the institutionalization and commercialization of homosexuality, and the availability of porn literature and films, homosexuals act both ways; they penetrate and get penetrated. They are made to believe that the kind of sex they are enjoying is not possible in a heterosexual relationship. Soon they become addicts. The relationship between sex and homosexuality is the same as between nutrition and alcohol/drugs. Alcohol/drugs are not part of natural nutrition, but if someone is exposed to them, he or she may soon become addict of it. Homosexuality is an addiction that should be treated both through punishment (corporal punishment along with boycott and detention) and medical treatment for those who seek to change their behaviour. Homosexuality has already become the harbinger of the death of at least 40 million people that have died of AIDS so far. Its legalization will surely lead to more people succumbing to it with greater spread of AIDS and other sex related diseases. There is a need to sexually isolate the HIV infected rather than legalizing homosexuality in the name of AIDS so that they do not spread HIV to others.
Facts and Statistics about Homosexuals

One study reports 70% of homosexuals admitting to having sex only one time with over 50% of their partners (3).

One study reports that the average homosexual has between 20 and 106 partners per year (6). The average heterosexual has 8 partners in a lifetime. Many homosexual sexual encounters occur while drunk, high on drugs, or in an orgy setting (7).

Many homosexuals don't pay heed to warnings of their lifestyles: "Knowledge of health guidelines was quite high, but this knowledge had no relation to sexual behavior" (16).

Homosexuals got homosexuality removed from the list of mental illnesses in the early 70s by storming the annual American Psychiatric Association (APA) conference on successive years. "Guerrilla theater tactics and more straight-forward shouting matches characterized their presence" (2).

Since homosexuality has been removed from the APA list of mental illnesses, so has pedophilia (except when the adult feels "subjective distress") (27).

Homosexuals account for 3-4% of all gonorrhea cases, 60% of all syphilis cases, and 17% of all hospital admissions (other than for STDs) in the United States (5).

They make up only 1-2% of the population. Homosexuals live unhealthy lifestyles, and have historically accounted for the bulk of syphilis, gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, the "gay bowel syndrome" (which attacks the intestinal tract), tuberculosis and cytomegalovirus (27).

73% of psychiatrists say homosexuals are less happy than the average person, and of those psychiatrists, 70% say that the unhappiness is NOT due to social stigmatization (13).

25-33% of homosexuals and lesbians are alcoholics (11).

Of homosexuals questioned in one study reports that 43% admit to 500 or more partners in a lifetime, 28% admit to 1000 or more in a lifetime, and of these people, 79% say that half of those partners are total strangers, and 70% of those sexual contacts are one night stands (or, as one homosexual admits in the film "The Castro", one minute stands) (3).

Also, it is a favourite past-time of many homosexuals to go to "cruisy areas" and have anonymous sex. 78% of homosexuals are affected by STDs (20).

Judge John Martaugh, chief magistrate of the New York City Criminal Court has said, "Homosexuals account for half the murders in large cities" (10).

Captain William Riddle of the Los Angeles Police says, "30,000 sexually abused children in Los Angeles were victims of homosexuals" (10).

50% of suicides can be attributed to homosexuals (10).

Dr. Daniel Capron, a practicing psychiatrist, says, "Homosexuality by definition is not healthy and wholesome. The homosexual person, at best, will be unhappier and more unfulfilled than the sexually normal person" (10).

For other psychiatrists who believe that homosexuality is wrong, please see National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality. It takes approximately $300,000 to take care of each AIDS victim, so thanks to the promiscuous lifestyle of homosexuals, medical insurance rates have been skyrocketing for all of us (10).

Homosexuals were responsible for spreading AIDS in the United States, and then raised up violent groups like Act Up and Ground Zero to complain about it. Even today, homosexuals account for well over 50% of the AIDS cases in the United States, which is quite a large number considering that they account for only 1-2% of the population. Homosexuals account for a disproportionate number of hepatitis cases: 70-80% in San Francisco, 29% in Denver, 66% in New York City, 56% in Toronto, 42% in Montreal, and 26% in Melbourne (8).

37% of homosexuals engage in sadomasochism, which accounts for many accidental deaths. In San Francisco, classes were held to teach homosexuals how to not kill their partners during sadomasochism (8).

41% of homosexuals say they have had sex with strangers in public restrooms, 60% say they have had sex with strangers in bathhouses, and 64% of these encounters have involved the use of illegal drugs (8).

Depending on the city, 39-59% of homosexuals are infected with intestinal parasites like worms, flukes and amoebae, which is common in filthy third world countries (8).

The median age of death of homosexuals is 42 (only 9% live past age 65). This drops to 39 if the cause of death is AIDS. The median age of death of a married heterosexual man is 75 (8).

The median age of death of lesbians is 45 (only 24% live past age 65). The median age of death of a married heterosexual woman is 79 (8). Homosexuals are 100 times more likely to be murdered (usually by another homosexual) than the average person, 25 times more likely to commit suicide, and 19 times more likely to die in a traffic accident (8).

21% of lesbians die of murder, suicide or traffic accident, which is at a rate of 534 times higher than the number of white heterosexual females aged 25-44 who die of these things (8).

50% of the calls to a hotline to report "queer bashing" involved domestic violence (i.e., homosexuals beating up other homosexuals) (18).

About 50% of the women on death row are lesbians (12).


Homosexuals Prey on Children

33% of homosexuals ADMIT to minor/adult sex (7).

There is a notable homosexual group, consisting of thousands of members, known as the North American Man and Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). This is a child molesting homosexual group whose cry is "SEX BEFORE 8 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE." This group can be seen marching in most major homosexual parades across the United States.

Homosexuals commit more than 33% of all reported child molestations in the United States, which, assuming homosexuals make up 2% of the population, means that 1 in 20 homosexuals is a child molester, while 1 in 490 heterosexuals is a child molester (19).

73% of all homosexuals have had sex with boys under 19 years of age (9).

Many homosexuals admit that they are paedophiles: "The love between men and boys is at the foundation of homosexuality" (22).

Because homosexuals can't reproduce naturally, they resort to recruiting children. Homosexuals can be heard chanting "TEN PERCENT IS NOT ENOUGH, RECRUIT, RECRUIT, RECRUIT" in their homosexual parades. A group called the "Lesbian Avengers" prides itself on trying to recruit young girls. They print "WE RECRUIT" on their literature. Some other homosexuals aren't as overt about this, but rather try to infiltrate society and get into positions where they will have access to the malleable minds of young children (e.g., the clergy, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, etc.) (8). http://www.believershomepage.com/homosexual_stats.htm


Legalisation popularises homosexuality
The legalisation leads to commercialisation and the commercialisation is sure to influence the choices of the people. There are nearly 1.2 million gay people living with a same sex partner in America. This is a huge increase from the 1990 census, which identified only 145,000 same sex unmarried households. (http://www.avert.org/gay-people.htm)
The Popularity of Homosexuality
According to a report,
"The hetero and homo "promiscuity index" (well, actually they called it "sociosexuality" and it didn't just measure promiscuity but we're going with promiscuity just the same) as it was dubbed, lists the 15 countries that do the most whoring around as follows:

United Kingdom

Germany

Netherlands

Czech Republic

Australia

USA

France

Turkey

Mexico

Canada

Italy

Poland

Spain

Greece

Portugal

http://lifewise.canoe.ca/SexRomance/Lovewise/2009/06/30/998206.html"
Wikipedia report says:
"These charts show a list of the top 10 US metropolitan areas with the highest LGB population in terms of numbers of total gay, lesbian and bisexual residents, based on estimates published in 2006 by the Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law.

Top Ranked by Percent:
Rank City Percentage of city population GLB Population population rank
1 San Francisco 15.4% 94,234 4
2 Seattle 12.9% 57,993 9
3 Atlanta 12.8% 39,805 12
4 Minneapolis 12.5% 34,295 16
5 Boston 12.3% 50,540 10
6 Sacramento 9.8% 32,108 20
7 Portland 8.8% 35,413 14
8 Denver 8.2% 33,698 17
9 Washington 8.1% 32,599 18
10 Orlando 7.7% 12,508 36

Top Ranked by Total Population:
Rank City Percentage of city population GLB Population population rank
1 New York City 6% 272,493 1
2 Los Angeles 5.6% 154,270 2
3 Chicago 5.7% 114,449 3
4 San Francisco 15.4% 94,234 4
5 Phoenix 6.4% 63,222 5
6 Houston 4.4% 61,976 6
7 San Diego 6.8% 61,945 7
8 Dallas 7.0% 58,473 8
9 Seattle 12.9% 57,993 9
10 Boston 12.3% 50,540 10
11 Philadelphia 4.2% 43,320 11
12 Atlanta 12.8% 39,085 12
13 San Jose 5.8% 37,260 13
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_sexual_orientaton
The statistics are truly alarming. The legalization of gay marriages, the gay pornography and gay associations are playing havoc with the sexual preferences of the people with the result that increasingly greater numbers of people are succumbing to provocations.
In Muslim Countries
Islam expressly prohibits all form of homosexual relationships, which are not only sins to be punished in the Hereafter but also crimes to be punished in this world. There is strong feeling of repulsion in the community for these kinds of relationships. But to a certain extent, such relationships exist in Muslim societies also. But there are major differences:

Pure permanent homosexuality is extremely rare in Muslims. In most of the cases, there are few temporary encounters owing to the sexual urges and non-availability of girls in absence of marriage. Most people revert to normal sexual behaviour sooner or later;

There is no possibility of Same Sex Marriages;

Owing to severe legal punishments, gay movements cannot prosper in Muslim societies;

Commercialization of gay relationships is uncommon.

It is more prevalent in those Muslim countries that have long history of the Western influences like Turkey and Bosnia.


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May 18: Chicago: Photo shows NATO banner being torn by war veteran who fought in Iraq and is now homeless.

A NATO protester rips a NATO banner from the bridge house on the Michigan Avenue bridge. (Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune)


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See Imam Badi's Spotlights on the sensitive issue of HYPOCRISY. See below.

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Masoud Khan, in a US prison to please India.

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Amazing Pak unity on NATO supply routes. Please scroll to end.

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Breaking news: May 27: A US air strike killed 8 civilians in Paktia province, Afghanistan, including 6 children.
Also, May 27: A Taliban IED strike killed 4 US troops in southern Afghanistan. In another Taliban attack, 10 US troops from Michigan were seriously wounded including one who lost his arms. [FOX News for both items.]

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Mixed News from Egypt:
May 26: The Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi lead in the presidential elections, but the military brought up Ahmad Shafiq, the last PM under Mubarak and got him so many votes that there will be a run off in June.
Morsi created a stir by mentioning the rights of the Blind Shaikh, Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, who is in a US prison. Why is he not being released? CNN was stirred up by this reference to the long suffering Shaykh.

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Latest: May 27: Dr. Kaukab Siddique met Imam Jamil's representative, Imam Khalil Abdur-Rahman, in Greensboro. The two spent an hour together to discuss Imam Jamil's latest situation and to appeal for support to the Ummah.

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Speaking on Women's rights and denunciation of the regime's homosexual initiative.
On May 26, Siddique spoke on women's rights in Islam at a mosque in Greensboro. For his khutba, May 25, to 700 people, please scroll down. Also a must read, his interview with Laila Yaghi about her innocent son in prison. Please scroll.

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Indonesia: May 27: Lady Gaga's performance was cancelled after the Islamic Defender's Front decided to disrupt it. Gaga is a half naked woman very popular with Obama and other top Americans.

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For war related news from Pakistan and other Muslim countries, please scroll down. Not for children!

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Mark Weber, an outstanding critic of Zionism, revisits Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Peace Conference and indicates how the Zionists twisted the conference and attacked Weber in particular. Scroll to end.

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Book Notice : Highly recommended by New Trend.

An Initiative for Peace between America and Islamic communities in Afghanistan/Pakistan.

An American Experience: A South-Asian Perspective by Nasim Hassan, foreword by Dr. Hafeez Malik and comments by Dr. M. Z. Hassan, from Kalamazoo Publishing, Michigan: 2012. Available from Amazon.com. $14.95. Pages 235. Illustrations 19.

Deserves a long review, inshallah.
Brief notes:
Very readable, will spark debate and discussion. Anti-war. Optimistic outlook. Great ideas for re-organizing Islamic centers in the US to develop participation and inclusion without instability.

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Da'wah is the only option for Muslims in USA.
Learn from one who knows. Read CALLING HUMANITY by Shamim Siddiqui [New York].

What are the requirements for one to be able to give the message of Allah?. Learn about the background knowledge, understanding of America, points of focus in the Qur'an and hadith. Why have the 4-letter groups failed?

New Trend is giving complimentary copies of CALLING HUMANITY but only to people seriously interested in giving the message in an organized and systematic way. If you are one of these few, let us know and get the book from us.

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Hadith and Women

Put an end to bigotry against women: Learn from the leader of humanity, pbuh.

www.hadithandwomen.wordpress.com

Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, is the only religious leader who removed taboos related to menstruation and stopped discrimination against women in mosques.

Do you know that Islam opposes the idea of keeping women out of the central issues in Muslim communities?

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Announcement
Br. Yusuf Irelandi appointed Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Advocacy Director

Jamaat al-Muslimeen is pleased to announce that Br. Yusuf, grass roots worker, teacher and organizer for Islamic causes, has been appointed Advocacy Director. Inshallah, he will contact activists in various cities to focus on the issues and causes which are central to JAM's agenda.

Br. Yusuf's work can be seen on facebook pages titled "Jamaat al-Muslimeen International" and "Tennessee Da'wah." Br. Yusuf, who is of Irish descent, helps readers to see support for Muslims in Ireland. In Tennessee itself he has uncovered the ugly drama being perpetrated by pro-government people like Zaid Shakir, ISNA's favorite child, who take advantage of the political innocence of American Muslims.
Soft spoken but clear thinking, Br. Yusuf is a convert to Islam who takes the da'wah to Christians whom he knows well.

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Next three items about Dr. Kaukab Siddique's visit to North Carolina

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Muslims are an oppressed Minority in America
New Trend Exclusive
Laila Yaghi Speaks about the Persecution of her son: He was given 31.5 Years for nothing!

FreeZiyadYaghi.info

On May 23 and 24, the editor of New Trend interviewed a Palestinian-American woman, Laila Yaghi, in Raleigh, North Carolina [about 381 miles south-south-west of Baltimore, Maryland].

Here are the facts of the case:

Laila is an all American woman, born of a father of Palestinian origin and a White American woman in Montana, a state which is the epitome of middle America. She sees herself as a Muslim in a conventional way, and looks like any decent American woman.


Her torment and suffering is a clear sign that the oppression of Muslims in America has reached new levels. After imprisoning scholars and leaders like Imam Jamil, Dr. Aafia and Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, after putting away community activists and non-violent critics like Ahmed Abdel Sattar and Ali Timimi, after silencing sympathizers of overseas Muslims, totally peaceful like Masoud Khan, Imam Abu Toubah and Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi and putting them in little cells, after trapping angry young men totally unconnected to terrorism like the Muslims in Newburgh, NY, the government is now going after ordinary Muslims who do not have the slightest potential for opposition.


Ziyad is not connected to any "terrorist" or Islamic organization, here or abroad.


He did not have any weapon.


He did not carry out or try to carry out any terrorist act.


He started going to the mosque and became interested in living like a Muslim.


He became friends with a young man of Egyptian origin named Omar Hassan who introduced him to the two sons of an American Muslim named Boyd who talked loudly about jihad but was nothing more than an angry man. The government arrested Boyd and his sons and wanted Ziyad Yaghi to testify against him. Ziyad did not know of any violent acts attributed to the Boyds and did not want to be a liar and refused.


The government then arrested Ziyad and pressured Boyd to testify against him in return for Boyd and his sons getting light sentences. Boyd obliged and is still in government custody perhaps to be used further in this nefarious process.


Ziyad was held for two years and three months in prison before the trial. The government used this time to fabricate a case against him.


The whole case was staged. Even the arrest was a drama. A swat team was sent to arrest him as if he is a dangerous "terrorist."


The government sent its agents into the Muslim community and sub poenas were issued to many Muslims and to all of Ziyad's acquaintances, thus preventing them from appearing in court to support him.


The trial was held in New Bern, about two and a half hour drive from Raleigh, to make it very difficult to go to the court and show support for Ziyad. Only a few determined Pakistanis turned up.


The trial was held on September 22, only 11 days after the anniversary of the 9.11 attacks which had the public stirred up against Muslims.


The media demonized Ziyad as if he really is a terrorist. The media were so ill informed that they referred to Laila, Ziyad's mom, as Boyd's wife and sometimes even as Ziyad's wife! FOX TV was the worst.


The trial was ridiculous beyond all limits. The government claimed that during his trip to Palestine, where he was denied entry by the occupiers, his references on the phone to the search for a "bride" were a code word for Jihad!


Ziyad was sentenced in January 2012 and imprisoned in an SHU [Special Housing Unit] where he is in solitary confinement for 23 out of every 24 hours.


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Laila Yaghi needs your support. Don't let her down. Form a support group for her son, write to him, help her in every way you can so that this tragic episode may end. Perhaps the government may realize its colossal error.
Remember that it is quite legal to help the families of prisoners. Put fear out of your hearts. Fear Allah!

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Reaching out to 700 plus Arab Americans

Homosexual "marriage" is the tool for destruction of all religious values.
Only Islam can defeat this Zionist ploy which will be used against the Muslim world too!

On May 25, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at the Islamic Center of the Triad in Greensboro, North Carolina [about 400 miles south west of Baltimore, Maryland]. Owing to the efforts of Imam Badi Ali [Palestinian] and other promient Muslims in the area, the community in Greensboro has become an island of Islamic values, reaching out with compassion and love to people of all faiths. Most of the 700 plus people who attended were from Sudan, Somalia, Niger, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Palestine and Jordan. The number of Pakistanis and Indians here has grown and there are also "white" converts to Islam.
The main points of Br. Siddique's khutba, very well received, were as follows:

Text #1: "We sent Lut [Lot] who said to his people: Do ye commit brazen obscenity such as no people in creation committed before you! For you practice your sexual drives on men in preference to women: you are indeed a people transgressing beyond limits." Lot's people adamantly replied : 'Drive them out of your city: these are indeed people who want to be clean and pure." ...[The Qur'an 7:80-82]

Text #2: One who supports an oppressor and provides him power though he knows that one is an oppressor, surely such a one has gone out of Islam. [Hadith of Muhammad, pbuh, narrated by Aus ibn Shurajeel, r.a., in the collection Mishkat al-Masabih.]

The criterion of what is right and what is wrong has been revealed by Allah in the Qur'an. No one can change it.


We have the Sunnah and the Shar'iah from Muhammad, pbuh. No one has the right to alter that.


Neither Christianity nor Judaism or Hinduism have either Sunnah or Shariah. Hence Islam is the only religion which can be applied to modern times in sacred terms and not be someone's opinion.


For decades the media, corporate and Zionist, have been been spreading the culture of paganism, so that many Americans now do not know what is right and what is wrong.


Slowly but steadily the values of civilized behavior have been eroded. Fornication and adultery are common themes of movies, videos and even advertising. "Thou shalt not commit adultery" has been forgotten.


In this culture of dating and frequent change of partners, random sex has become a reality from coast to coast.


Almost all major crimes are crimes against women. Murder, rape, torture, mental and physical, are so common that they have become part of tabloid gossip.


Over 4,000,000 women are battered every year and end up in safe homes or require police to keep men away from them.


Millions of women think that the only way they can live the lifestyle advertised on line and in plush magazines like Vogue is to take their clothes off and feed the lust of predator males. Pimping is mainstreaming.


Now comes the "icing on the cake." The Obama regime has declared that it supports homosexual marriage. The homos are not content with sexually using each other but want to "marry" each other, male to male, female to female.


Dear Muslims, only Islam can save this country from the tentacles of Zion which have grabbed America by the throat.


The Qur'an has made it clear that Homosexuality has absolutely no place in Islam. An imam who gives the khutba stands at the mimbar of the Rasool, pbuh, and must speak the truth about homosexuality and the fitna of mass culture, or leave the position of imam.


Do not get into the trap of democrat vs republican politics. Notice that Romney cannot condemn homosexuality. All he can say is that marriage is between a man and a woman.


The new homosexual offensive will affect people of Islam too, not just Christians. The way the regime is going, if you have an adoption agency and do not accept adoption by homos, you'll be closed down. If you run a hospital, a scout troop or any other organization, you will be closed down if you do not accept homosexulaity as legitimate.


I know that North Carolina has denied homosexual legitimacy. Yesterday, Catholics, other Christians and Mormons held a day long conference in which they expressed their deep sorrow at Obama's offensive, but none of them could denounce homosexuality.


As Maulana Maudoodi taught, victory is only possible if you are a movement, working either through or around obstacles. If you are not a movement [ tehreek] but a closed-in defense mechanism, like a rock in a river, the rock will be swept away in the river once its underlay has been eroded.


Islam is emerging as a global force, the only force opposing multinational corporations, international Zionism and imperialism. Look at Pakistan. It has blocked the supply lines of the biggest Anglo American military in recent history. NATO is set to be defeated in Afghanistan.


Do not be afraid. You have the right to use all non-violent means to oppose the yahood and the webs of deception they have weaved in this very country. Tell your children that mass media is using all its resources to legitimize haram such as fornication, adultery, liquor, gambling and homosexuality.


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Spotlight on: What is Hypocrisy?
Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Urges Muslims to Think!

Spotlight #1:
Hypocrites are those who justify oppression and work for kings and rulers by making excuses for their actions.

Spotlight #2
Hypocrites are those who use the name of religion to achieve the objectives of their greed.

Spotlight #3:
The world does not despise hypocrisy any longer. It is becoming a way of life.

Spotlight #4:
You are a hypocrite if you tell someone you love them when in fact you hate and despise them and wish them harm.

Spotlight #5:
Hypocrisy occurs when you do not live according to your beliefs. You claim to be Muslim but you sell liquor though you know not only drinking it but carrying it and selling it is haram.

Spotlight #6:
Hypocrisy exists when you criticize others for what you are doing yourself: you make yourself the exceptiom. You go to Juma' prayers but you continue to sell liquor and to smoke.

Spotlight #7:
You tell children what not to do but you do it yourself.

Spotlight #8:
Hypocrisy is an ugly beast wearing an angel's mask.

Spotlight #9:
Hypocrisy involves killing and bombing and occupying people while you preach human rights. You kill but teach the right to life.

Spotlight #10:
You are a hypocrite if you are working with the enemies against the interests of the Ummah.

Spotlight #11:
Hypocrisy is like a stink which you smell after a while!


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Smile!
ICNA Trying to Follow the Lead of Jamaat al-Muslimeen on opposing Homosexuality
but Failing Miserably!

On May 26, ICNA issued a statement, very tepid, pointing out that Islam does not support homosexuality. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's statement was almost like ICNA's! The May 26 statement is dated May 11. Quite clever!

On May 11, Kaukab Siddique, in a Juma' khutba, denounced the Obama "Gay Marriage" initiative. The khutba was posted on May 14 on our web site.
Then on May 20, New Trend published Dr. Javed Jamil's extensive analysis of homosexuality in the US and Canada,
Then on May 25, Siddique gave a second khutba denouncing the homosexual initiative.

By now ICNA has realized that it is losing whatever little Islamic legitimacy it has left. Hence the statement.

ICNA is known for its gullibility and opportunism. Some neo-cons have been claiming that there is a danger of Shariah being imposed in the US [don't laugh]. Immediately ICNA took up the cause of "we are good guys and will not let Shariah be imposed." [The ICNA style is: "Main jooti chor naheen hoon." Let a Pakistani translate that for you.] They have misled Muslims for a long time. Remember ICNA reported the case of 5 US Muslim youths to CAIR, who reported it to the government. The result is that the 5 are in a Pakistani prison. ICNA has not apologized and is working closely with CAIR & Siraj Wahhaj.]

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European Jews in Hollywood Malign Arab Semites

Excerpted from The Ugly Truth by Mark Glenn [a powerful voice out of Idaho.]

The Hollywood Propaganda Campaign against Arabs: George Shaheen's documentary "Reel Bad Arabs" outlines exactly how anti-semtic Hollywood is. Arabs are the most maligned people in all of Hollywood. Arabs are a Semitic people. It is no secret that Ashkenazi Jewish people run Hollywood. Ashkenazi Jews are not Semitic. Thus it can be said that Jewish people have been central to the most developed anti-semitic campaign in history.

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Yemen
Yemeni Bomber blows up entire Military unit: Saudi/US planes bomb al-Qaida/Ansar-Shar'ia

May 21: A martyrdom operator attacked a Yemeni military rehearsal in the capital San'a. The explosion was massive and wiped out an entire US-Saudi backed unit killing 100 troops and wounding 311.

May 21-24: In coordination with US-Yemeni-Saudi aircraft, Yemeni forces captured a key position in the city of Lawdar after heavy fighting in which 40 troops and 60 Islamics were killed. Troops are also attacking the Islamic-held city of Jaar. Meanwhile, key al-Qaida leader al-Qusi was buried after burial services in which his family accused Yemeni-Saudi-US coordination in his killing.

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Tunisia
Demonstrations were held in the town of Jenouba to close down the liquor stores. Military came out to stop the rallies.

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Syria: A Massacre to outdo all Massacres

May 25: After facing resistance in the village of Houla, north of Homs, Assad sent in heavy artillery to shell the homes of the Muslim people. At least 80 people have been killed, including scores of women and children. The shelling continued for 18 hours. Videos of the mangled bodies have come out.
Protests against Assad were held after Friday prayers in all the cities but were dispersed.

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Pakistan: Next 4 items by NT monitors of Pakistan
NATO Supply Route Still Blocked: 6 months after Silala, 5 Weeks After Regime said: Re-Open

May 27: NATO's supply routes through Pakistan remani blocked five weeks after the secular regime in Islamabad decided to open them.
NATO is supplying its occupation army by air and via a long route from the post-Soviet "republics" in the north at extreme cost.

Students of strategy say that if Pakistan had a Khalid ibn al-Waleed, r.a., it would send its troops into Afghanistan to attack NATO. If the entire NATO force were wiped out or captured, the crusaders would never return to the Islamic lands. Pakistan has enough nuclear bombs to stop India attacking from the east.

Unfortunately, Pakistan does not have a Khalid, r.a. It has a Kayani, if a dastardly slow thinker there ever was.

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Drone Attack on Mosque: 10 killed during Fajr prayers

May 24: In the Mir Ali area of North Waziristan, a US drone hit a village mosque with two missiles, killing 10 people who were in the middle of fajr prayers and wounding 6 others. Those killed are reported to be Punjabi Taliban. [This was censored by overseas Dawn but was reported by MSNBC and British Channel 4].

On May 23, there was another drone attack which killed 4 Muslims in North Waziristan.
Latest: May 27: A third drone attack has killed another 4 Muslims in N. Waziristan.

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Zardari in Chicago Dared not Talk of re-opening NATO Supply Route:
Islamics Assured by Rahman Malik

May 22: Rahman Malik, the secular regime's notorious Interior Minister ate humble pie. He came to Jamaate Islami's headquaters in Lahore and assured the Islamic leadership that the NATO supply route would not be re-opened and Pakistan's sovereignty would never {again] be betrayed.
The entire coalition of Islamic groups known as the Defense of Pakistan Council sent its leadership to the Jamaate Islami headquarters and assured the secular regime that the masses would march on Islamabad if the NATO supply routes were re-opened.

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Where Americans and Pakistanis differ most
America's Agent Doctor Shakeel Afridi gets 33 years in Prison: Betrayed Shaykh Osama

The man who helped America trace Osama bin Laden through a fake vaccination campaign has been sentenced to 33 years of hard labor in prison plus $3500 fine. Most Pakistanis wanted him executed but he was given a lenient sentence, Pakistani observers say.
May 24: Hillary Clinton almost lost her cool when she found that America's most favored Pakistani is serving what amounts to a life sentence. She is threatening Pakistan and seems ready to try to get America's sharpest agent out of prison. [One of our bad humorists says that perhaps the Navy Seals should be sent in again, this time to get Shakeel out. The only problem is that the Taliban have killed great numbers of the Seals in one horrific blow. Most Pakistanis and most Muslims consider Osama the greatest leader of Jihad. Most Americans consider him a horrible terrorist.
[More probably, one observer says, Pakistanis will sneak Shakeel out to USA if given enough money.]
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[New Trend comment: Pakistanis tried and sentenced Afridi whom it considers a traitor. By contrast, America used a drone to kill Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki whom it considered a traitor. A'sma Jehangir, a notorious Pakistani secul;arist lawyer is protesting Afridi's sentence. She has exposed her own treachery because she refused to protest Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's bogus trial and imprisonment in the US.]

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Innocent Muslim in US Gulag
Unbelievable but True
The Case of Masoud Khan: Given 99 Years in Prison to please India

FreeMasoudKhan.net

[Document presented at recent human rights conference in Wahington, DC]

In 2001 Masoud was invited to a dinner by an acquaintance and there met a group of young Muslims who attended a mosque in Falls Church, Virginia. This group played recreational paintball in the woods, went to a target practice range and fired legally-owned firearms, and discussed international politics and the obligations of Muslims to defend their faith. Masoud played the game of paintball only once and never was a part of their group. He was a newly wed and he and his wife were living with his mother in Maryland. In August 2001 Masoud received a court order to appear at the High Court in Karachi, Pakistan with the original Succession Certificate (heirship paper) regarding his father's estate. He applied for a visit visa from the Embassy of Pakistan which approved the visa on the basis of this court order and he flew there in late September 2001. After attending the first court hearing, he had several weeks free and toured a LET training camp, which focused on liberating Kashmir from India, but he never joined the group, never planned any violent activity or attacked anyone, and at the time LET was not considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. In early December he returned to America, his job and his family.

In 2003 Masoud was arrested and charged not with terrorism but for conspiracy to violate the Neutrality Acts--obscure, longstanding, rarely enforced laws that make it a crime for Americans to attack a country (in this case, India) with which the United States is at peace. Essentially Masoud was charged for associating with people who were "conspiring to conspire"--planning to make a plan--although in a Washington Post article, the agent in charge of the Washington FBI field office conceded that the government had no evidence of specific plots against U.S. targets at home or abroad, and said that "a lot of this is about preemption." At the time of his arrest, other Muslims from the Virginia paintball group were arrested; some issued pleas; two were released; but Masoud insisted he was innocent of all charges.

The government then brought new conspiracy charges against Masoud--for planning to aid the Taliban and al-Qaeda, not LET, although there was no evidence of this. He was unable to testify in his own behalf at trial. Convicted and sentenced to life without parole, Masoud said, "I am an American citizen, born in this country, and will always maintain my innocence of conspiring and intending to bring any harm upon the American people." At his sentencing the U.S. District Judge stated that she had no choice under the law but to impose consecutive prison terms on Khan, resulting in the lengthy prison terms. Typically, defendants serve concurrent terms. She continued: "I have sentenced al-Qaida members who were planning real attacks on these shores for far less time ... and I have to tell you that this is sticking in my craw". At resentencing, the charge of planning to aid Al-Qaeda was dropped and his sentence was reduced by a mere 20 years. His Petition for Habeas Corpus was denied and his appeal was also not permitted to be heard.


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Our America
A Look at Corporate/Zionist Media

Misleading Report about Egypt's Christian Copts Published by Washington Post

The following note was received from Dr. M. L., a distinguished Christian teacher and preacher in Pennsylvania.

Hi Dr. Siddique, I found this to be an interesting article. It appears that Coptic Christians are in a double-bind:http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/coptic-chrisians-fear-rise-of-islamists-on-eve-of-presidential-elections2012/05/12/gIQAnhgCLU_story.html?w pisrc=nl_headlines
New Trend's response

Thank you for the link you sent.
During tyrant Mubarak's rule, for 30 years, Coptic Christians were with the tyrant and helped him to oppress the Muslim majority. Can you imagine a Muslim country where Islam was not allowed at the political level? The Copts supported Mubarak in that era of oppression. Mosques were attacked by Mubarak, Muslims tortured, their women threatened with rape, in some cases actually raped. [Anne Weaver has written a whole book on the oppression.]
Large Coptic churches were established in high density Muslim areas. The Copts enjoyed it.
They did not realize that Mubarak was using them. All dictators in Muslim countries use this tactic. They need someone to humiliate, torture and kill Muslims and desecrate their holy places, and the non-Muslim minorities fit the bill.
The Coptics, and for that matter America, did not think that Mubarak would ever be overthrown.
Check the glaring contradiction in the WP story. The Copts are supporting Mubarak's men even now.
They are so bold that about a year and a half back, the Copts kidnapped two of their chiefs' daughters who had embraced Islam. The women disappeared.
Neither the Salafis nor the Muslim Brotherhood hate the Copts. The conflicts appear at the local level where Muslims are the oppressed. WP is whipping up unnecessary suspicion against the Muslims. Unfortunately, the Copts have media support in both the US and Europe and have been trying, ever since Mubarak fell, to smear the Islamic groups. The Islamics have no media support in the US [except New Trend].

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Our America [From the Ugly Truth, with thanks to our friend Mark Glenn in Idaho]
Lesbian Couple Charged With Staging Hate Crime

Ed note From Mark Glenn-the implications of this are obvious, one of which is that we all have to question how many 'anti-Semitic' hate crimes are actually self-inflicted acts perpetrated by organized Jewish interests in furthering their own political/social/cultural agenda against Gentile societies.
ABCNEWS
A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents.
On Oct. 28, Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, called police and reported the words "Kill the Gay" were scrawled in red spray paint on the garage door of their Parker, Colo., home.
The next day, the couple told deputies they found a noose hanging on the handle of their front door.
The women told officers they believed the incidents were retaliation from their neighbors and homeowner's association, who had complained the couple did not pick up after their dogs.
Due to the nature of the crimes, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office worked in tandem with the FBI to investigate. After reviewing witness statements, authorities determined Whitchurch and Conklin had staged the incidents.
Both women are charged with criminal mischief and false reporting. Whitchurch faces an additional charge of forgery.
She told ABC's Denver affiliate KMGH-TV police were mistaken and vowed to fight the charges.
"This is a fight I started. This is a fight I'm going to finish. This is a fight I'm right on," she said. "I have every right to live where I want to live."


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Germany's Controversial History
Prof. Nolte Tackles Taboos of Third Reich History

Mark Weber [California]

http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v14/v14n1p37_Nolte.html
Decades after its dramatic demise, the Third Reich continues to fascinate millions and provoke heated discussion ... Consistent with the author's strong plea for a more thoughtful and objective look at the phenomenon of Hitler and National Socialism, Nolte presents his often highly unorthodox views without polemics, indeed with a certain reserve and tentativeness. Unlike those who incessantly insist that "we" must "never forget" the "lessons of the Holocaust," Nolte calls for an evaluation of the Hitler era as free as possible of strident, emotion-laden polemics and self-serving purposes.

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New Trend editor adds: Hitler was never an enemy of Muslims. The Zionists have projected him as an enemy of ALL humanity. He was the ONLY European leader to espouse the Palestinian cause. He honored and welcomed Hajj Aminuddin Hussaini, the Mufti of Palestine. There were Islamic military units in the German army, each with its own imam, who fought so heroically against the Soviets that Hitler gave Qur'ans to their officers. By contrast, American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and Israelis in occupied Palestine have desecrated the Qur'an. Are Muslims so brainwashed that they think their enemy's enemy is their enemy?

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Pakistan: from Sarfraz Hussain, Karachi.
May 25, 2012.
Islamic Coalition Called for Street Corner Rallies to keep the NATO Supply Routes Closed. There was a Jamaate Islami protest in front of Memon Masjid, Boulton Market [Karachi]. It was addressed by Muhammad Husain Mehnati, JI's Karachi ameer, urging the protestors to stand firm and persistent. One of the Urdu language placards called for an end to drone attacks.

Similar street corner rallies were held in every major city.

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A Zionist Smear: The ADL Attacks an Islamic Peace Conference
By Mark Weber Institute for Historical Review August 2008

The Anti-Defamation League is a master of deceit. A good example is the recent ADL blast against a conference in suburban Baltimore on August 16, 2008, where I was a speaker. Dedicated to peace and cross-cultural understanding, the meeting was organized by Jamaat al-Muslimeen, a local Islamic group.
The ADL, one of the world's most influential Jewish-Zionist organizations, calls it a gathering of "Far Right and Muslim Extremists" who found "common cause in their hatred of Jews and Israel." (http://www.adl.org/main_Anti_Israel/jamaat_baltimore_confernce.htm)
In fact, the conference brought together men and women of diverse religious and racial backgrounds, and a range of political views, who were united by devotion to peace and justice.
Contrary to what the ADL suggests, no conference speaker expressed hated of Jews. Instead, speaker after speaker emphasized the importance of promoting justice, peace and cross-cultural understanding. Ramsey Clark - a prominent peace activist who served as US Attorney General in the Johnson administration -- spoke eloquently about the need for understanding between Christians and Muslims, and the dangers of an arrogant and militaristic US foreign policy. He movingly stressed the importance of justice even for the vilified and the powerless. Chuck Carlson, a Christian activist, spoke about his campaign to persuade churches to embrace the authentic Christian message of peace.
In my talk, I spoke in some detail about the dangerous consequences of the US alliance with Israel and of the Jewish-Zionist grip on American political and cultural life. I concluded with a call for awareness and unity for the sake of humankind. (http://www.ihr.org/other/aug08weber.html)
After explicitly speaking against "hate," I emphasized: "We should not, and we do not, wish harm to any individual because of his or her ancestry, ethnic background, religion or privately held beliefs."
According to the ADL, "Weber told the audience that not only was the Iraq war the result of `Jewish cabal,' but that the same `Jewish cabal' is currently pushing for war with Iran." In fact, my only mention of a "Jewish cabal" was when I cited remarks of a prominent Labour Party member of the British parliament, who said in May 2003: "A Jewish cabal have taken over the government in the United States and formed an unholy alliance with fundamentalist Christians ... There is far too much Jewish influence in the United States."
As it has on many other occasions, the ADL once again described the IHR as a "Holocaust denial organization." But as the IHR website explains (http://www.ihr.org/main/about.shtml ), this smear is "completely at variance with the facts... Every responsible scholar of twentieth century history acknowledges the great catastrophe that befell European Jewry during World War II."
In my talk, my only mention of the deaths of Jews during the Second World War was a single ten-word sentence I quoted from a speech by Malaysia president Mahathir Mohammed: "The Europeans killed six million Jews out of twelve million."
Is that what the ADL means by "Holocaust denial"?
Conference speakers, the ADL charges, were "well-known anti-Semites" and "prominent domestic extremists." For the ADL and its allies, of course, an "anti-Semite" is anyone who speaks forthrightly about Israel's inhumane and illegal policies, or the harmful role of the organized Jewish community in political and cultural life. As one witty commentator has put it, "An anti-Semite used to be someone who hates Jews. Now, it's someone whom Jews hate."
Only by the distorted standards of the ADL and its allies can the conference speakers be considered "extremists." In fact, the basic views and values presented at the meeting -- for peace, justice, and unity against war and oppression - are supported by the vast majority of people of good will around the world.
The ADL claims to "counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry." In fact, the group routinely defends institutionalized discrimination of non-Jews by Israel, as well as the Zionist state's routine violations of human rights and international law.
As I explained in my talk, it's the ADL and its allies who are "extreme" and out of step with world opinion. But the ADL's minority view is not surprising, given its arrogantly ethno-centric mindset. This outlook was candidly spelled out by ADL National Director Abraham Foxman in an essay published in the group's monthly newsletter. He wrote: "...The Holocaust is something different. It is a singular event. It is not simply one example of genocide but a near successful attempt on the life of God's chosen children and, thus, on God himself."
The ADL attack against the Baltimore peace conference is understandable, because Zionists fear the growing unity and sense of common purpose by people of diverse political and religious views who understand the Jewish-Zionist agenda and what it means for humanity. Given the ADL's track record of malice and deceit, this latest attack is a badge of honor

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United Pakistani Islamics in their own words

DPC vows not to allow NATO supply from Pakistan at any cost
Government pinning the nation to wall; It has no moral reasoning to rule the country - Munawwar Hassan
Pakistan is a sovereign state and it would never be allowed to become an Indian market; India was equally involved with US in destabilising Pakistan - Hafiz Saeed

KARACHI: Jamaat-e Islami (JI) Pakistan Chief and Difa-e Pakistan Council (DPC) Central Leader Syed Munawwar Hassan has warned that any attempt to restore supply line of NATO through Pakistani soil would never bear fruit and the DPC would never allow to happen this evil. The United States of America wanted to convert the country as unprotected land and to carry out sabotage activities as it did in Silala.
"We are ready to pay for any price but would not allow US and NATO to get reinforcement through the country".
This he said while addressing a press briefing after an important DPC leader meeting held Saturday at Idara-e Noor-e Haq.
The present rulers were pushing the entire nation to wall and endorsing the wicked US and NATO to continue with the genocide of the Muslims of the region, he said adding that on May 27, the DPC would convene a grand workers convention at New MA Jinnah Road near Islamia College and on June 1, token sit-in would be staged at all divisional headquarters. The DPC leaders would carve out the pros and cons of the long march on June 5.
The press briefing was also addressed by Ameer Jamat-ud-dawa Prof. hafiz Muhammad Saeed. JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch, JI Sindh Ameer Asadullah Bhutto, JI Karachi Ameer Muhammad Hussain Mahenti, Awami Muslim League President Shaikh Rasheed Ahmed, Jamiat Ulema Islam-S leader Mufti Usman Yar Khan, Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Allama Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Ansar Al Umma leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil, Tehreek-e Difa-e Pakistan leader Zahid Bakhtawari, Jamat-ud-dawa leader Ameer Hamza and Maulana Yar Muhammad Khan were present.
JI Chief also expressed his deep concern on firing incident on a rally that was produced by Sindhi nationalists in the city.
While commenting on the incident of firing incident on a passenger bus in Benazirabad, he said that the government had failed to protect people's lives and the law enforcement agencies had also failed to play their role in this regard. The government had lost moral reasoning for staying in power.
He said that the religious seminary in Akoora Khattak under the auspices of Maulana Samiul Haq was targeted by the government.
He said that the DPC had decided to produce a LONG MARCH, which details would be finalized in a meeting with DPC leaders at Akoora Khattak on June 5. On May 27, workers convention would be held at New MA Jinnah Road, which would be addressed by DPC eminent leaders.
He said that DPC parties believed in the supremacy of law and all its programmes would be within the framework of the constitution of the country. He said that all the parties in DPC were absolutely peace-loving and would ensure all of its activities would be carried out peacefully.
Speaking on the occasion, Hafiz Saeed said that the LONG MARCH was only postponed earlier because the leaders of the parties in DPC had decided to use that tool on an appropriate occasion. He said that it was not only the United State but also India was also interfering in country and was equally involved in activities for desatbilising the country.
He said that Pakistan would never be allowed to become an Indian market because Pakistan was a sovereign state.

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Two great reads: Imam Badi Ali, North Carolina, on children and parents, and Advocacy Director, Yusuf Irelandi, Tennessee, check list for your self-asessment of faith. Please scroll way down.



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We have given out all of Br. Shamim Siddiqui's three books on Dawah, Fateha and Calling Humanity. If there are more readers interested in them, let us know and we will get them for you free of charge.

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For astonishing war news from Yemen, Somalia and Mali, please scroll to end.

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Breaking News:
June 2-3: Egyptians poured into Tahrir Square to protest the military regime's letting top security agents go scot free. They are also protesting that tyrant Hosni Mubarak and his torturer Adly got life sentences and were not executed. A new revolution is in the offing as people see that the military brought up Ahmad Shafiq, Mubarak's last PM as presidential hopeful. {Shafiq's offices were burned by crowds on June 1.]

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June 3: Syrians realize that even after the Houla massacre by Assad and the Alawites, no one will help the Syrian people. The western powers are enjoying the slaughter of Muslims by Assad. Meanwhile the baby faced killer Assad claims that the "terrorists" killed their own people. Like Qaddafi, he pretends that he has committed no crime, yet will not allow peaceful demonstrations if they are against him.

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May 25-June 2: In Logar province, Afghans known as Taliban killed 1 US trooper and 11 Karzai police on May 25 in a variety of raids. On May 27, 2 US troops were killed in Wardak province in Taliban raids. On May 30, a US navy officer was killed in a Taliban attack in Panjwai area and a US trooper in Kharay area. A human bomber from Taliban killed 7 Karzai police and wounded 6 in Kandahar province. Another US trooper was killed in small arms fire by taliban.

May 31: A human bomber attacked a US base in Khost. He failed to break in but killed 7 Karzai police and wounded 13 at the gate.
june 1: An elite British trooper was killed in Helmand province by Taliban small arms fire.

[Mullah Umar, the overall leader of the Afghan Taliban, issued a statement that NATO must withdraw unconditionally and that Afghans are not attacking anyone's country but are defending their own.] France, under the socialist Hollande has decided to speed up its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.]

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Masses of Pakistanis led by Jamaate Islami and the Islamic defense council are continuing to block NATO's supply routes. Observers say this is a historic expression of peaceful resistance to a superpower which also controls the Pakistani regime. How do Pakistanis do this? Please scroll down to summary of Syed Munawar Hasan's khutba on June 1.

US drones strike South Waziristan: On June 2, a US drone strike killed two Islamic people, one of whom was a local commander of Pak Taliban. On June 3, when people gathered to condole with the family of the ones killed, US drones struck again, this time killing 10 people.

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Our America
Don't forget this Palestinian American Innocent
Political Prisoner Ziyad Yaghi has a web site now owing to his Mom, Sis. Laila's efforts

FreeZiyadYaghi.info


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What do Muslims not know of women's rights?

Presentation of Chapter 4 of the Qur'an and Related Hadith in Augusta, Georgia

May 30. Dr. Kaukab Siddique spoke for one hour on salient features of Sura Nisa' at the Islamic Center of Augusta, Georgia. About a hundred people turned up for the event which was astonishing because it was Wednesday evening. The program had been heavily publicized by a pious Islamic sister in the Augusta area and neighboring towns of South Carolina.

Most of the people were from India, Pakistan, Egypt, Palestine and several other Arab countries as well as a few African American and White converts to Islam.

Dr. Siddique drew the following points from chapter 4 of the Qur'an.

The primary role of the mother plus related hadith about the mother.


Sexual anarchy in Arabia and compared with America today, and related hadith.


Islam is the only religion which gives property rights to women.


The battle of Uhud and Umm Ammara's, r.a., role in defending the Prophet, pbuh. [Hadith].


The battle of Uhud and the role of Fatima Zahra, r.a. [Hadith]


The organizational and structural social principles of Islam.


Obligation of Muslims to fight in defense of the oppressed men, women and children.


Jesus, pbuh, was not crucified. Every Christian and Jew must accept Jesus, pbuh, as the true messenger of God.


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How to study the Qur'an in general and Sura Nisa' in Particular?

Also in Augusta, Georgia, on May 31, a sisters' study group held a meeting at a private home which was addressed by Dr. Siddique for one hour after which the sisters asked him questions.

This program was about the essential requirements for the study of Sura' Nisa and the Qur'an in general. This group studies the tafseer of Sis. Farhat Hashmi on line. They parted from their schedule to lisent to Dr. Siddique. A health oriented Arab style lunch followed Zuhr prayers.

Most people do not know how to study the Qur'an and as a result they become confused and contradictory.

[Also see new web site: hadithandwomen.wordpress.com which can remove misunderstandings about Islam.]

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Reaching out to African American Muslims in Atlanta
With thanks to Imam Khalil
Oppose Both White and Black Oppressors: Get over Minority Mentality. Homosexuality is Haram.
Islam Has Its Own Agenda. We are a global Ummah, 1.8 Billion Strong

[On June 1, Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the khutba and led Juma' prayers at the Westend Masjid in central Atlanta, Georgia which is the stronghold of the community led by Imam Jamil al-Amin [former H. Rap Brown] who is in a US prison. He is considerd the most sunnah-oriented Imam in America.
Br. Kaukab was warmly greeted with love and respect by many members of the large congregation, including Sis. Karim al-Amin [Imam Jamil's wife],, Br. Kairi [their son], Imam Nadim Ali as well as other activist brothers and sisters. Br, Nadim Ali is the imam and serves the community in many ways, both through his work as a therapist and through his counselling work.]

[African American Muslims have not forgotten that before Imam Jamil was arrested, CAIR referred to him as if he was an outlaw who should surrender. At that time Jamaat al-Muslimeen, led by Br. Kaukab, launched the MILLION SIGNATURE'S CAMPAIGN in support of Imam Jamil. Scrolls of these signatures were sent to attorney general Ashcroft.]
Here are some of the main points made by Br. Kaukab in his khutba:

Text: "And incline not towards those who oppress, lest the Fire should touch you, and you have no protectors other than Allah, nor would you then be helped." [The Qur'an 11:113]

Allah Almighty teaches us that we are ONE COMMUNITY. That's why we call each other "brother" and "sister."


We are required to pray five times a day to acquire the spiritual power to deal with oppressors.


Look at Imam Jamil, in a little cell in Colorado. He has been mistreated and humiliated but he has not compromised his principles and he has not bowed down before the power of the oppressors. What excuse then do we have to remain silent when we have the right to speak freely and truthfully within the limits of the law?


Imam Jamil's son has just graduated from his studies in Law. Isn't that a great achievement? Education with grace under stress!


America has no solution to its problems. It's media targets young people of all colors but especially Black males. Then its government puts them in prison. With more than 2,000,000 prisoners, USA is building more prisons, and 10 million people are affected by this system of injustice.

Adultery and fornication, the exploitation of women are so widespread that almost every major crime is connected with them.


As if that was not evil enough, the President of the country has come out in support of homosexuality, legitimizing male-to-male and female-to-female "marriages", thus flying in the face of both Islam and Christianity.


African American leadership has imprisoned the Black community within the minority mentality. The Black community feels that being only 13% [some say 15%] of the population, it is at the mercy of the Democratic party to save it from the extremism of the Republican party.


African American Muslims can help break this mental prison of "minorityism." Islam has its own agenda. We must speak against the KKK-types as well as against the Obama-Zionist types. We are people who stand for justice, character, truthfulness and complete submission to Allah.

Our children should know that about 80% of Africa is Muslim. We are a global ummah of 1.8 billion. Even now in the mosques of Pakistan, Malaysia, Nigeria, France you will be accepted as a brother or sister as soon as you say "asalamu alaikum."


This country is being destroyed by liquor, gambling and drugs connected to the wave of crime. Islam is the only solution. There is no prohibition of liquor and gambling in the Bible, so Christians are helpless before these evils.

America tried to destroy Malcolm X, putting him in a cell as a petty criminal. Islam exalted him as al-Hajj Malik Shabazz. In Makka he found that White supremacy is a mental condition, not a skin condition!


Pray for the victory of Islam in Kashmir against India, in Afghanistan against NATO, in Pakistan against US-backed secularists, in Iraq against the US and its allies. Pray for the defeat of US interference in Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan. Pray for the victory of the people of Syria, Egypt and Yemen. Above all we pray, O Allah, that the Yahood be driven out of Palestine just as they drove us out.


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Spotlights on Children and parents
Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora leader, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, invites you to think

Spotlight #1:
What you give a child, he/she will give you back. He/she will love, forgive, judge you as you did, and this will be reflected in the community.

Spotlight #2:
If you want children to grow, praise them for the good they do in front of them and also in public.

Spotlight # 3:
If you love your children, prove it. Spend quality time with them. Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, said, teach them to ride horses. If there are no horses, teach them to bike.

Spotlight #4:
Remember that the mother takes care of the baby but his first words are "baba" or "dada." That's human nature.

Spotlight #5:
Having problems with your children, invite grandmother or grandfather. Extended family is important.
Spotlight #6:
Teach children to support each other and the family, and not be totally independent.

Spotlight #7:
Notice that nowadays parents obey their children? Go back to basics. Children should be taught to obey their parents.

Spotlight #8:
When a father is sitting with a child, it is like a gardener attending to a flower or a plant he has planted.

Spotlight #9:
Remember, in your child's growth, the family atmosphere is more important than many of his friends.

Spotlight #10.
By praising your child, you not only influence him/her but also future generations of children.
Your actions towards children today will become their character tomorrow.


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From Yusuf Irelandi
Director of Advocacy, Jamaat al-Muslimeen Tennessee

You can Check your Own Level of Islam: Here is the check list.

[I direct this teaching firstly at myself and then at others.]
For my first posting I have thought long and hard about what would be a good naseehahto give to the Muslimeen. First, the word I chose, "naseehah" comes from a famous authentic hadeeth from Saheeh Muslim (number 55) in which the Prophet (saw) said:
Tameem ad-Daaree radiallaahu 'anhu said: The Prophet sallallaa hu 'alayhi wa sallam said (three times): "The Deen is naseehah (sincerity and sincere advice)." We said: To whom? He said: "To Allah, His Book, His Messenger and to the leaders of the Muslims and the general people."
The word naseehah comes from the word nasaha, which means: "to be pure, unmixed, genuine, act sincerely, give sincere advice, counsel earnestly, be faithful. The word and its root have been used thirteen times in the Qur'an alone.
I chose this word and hadeeth to set the standard of this and any future posts. In this particular hadeeth, the word indeed is referring to "sincere advice" but we can interpret it with all of the meanings of the root word to know exactly what kind of advice.
Many of us profess to be a Muslim, but sadly, many of our Shahadahs are fake. One may take offense to this, but we see every day how Muslims turn their faces to the leaders to offer their five daily prayers instead of the Ka'bah in Makka.
As with anything in life, there are conditions that must be fulfilled to live up to the title of Muslim. On top of that, Muslim is the lowest title. You have Muslim, Mu'min, and Muhsin. This also goes in line with the Hadeeth of Jibreel (a.s.) when he asked the Prophet (saw), what is Islam, what is Imaan, and what is Ihsaan. Also, Allah says:
"The Bedouins say: "We believe (aamannaa)." Say: "You believe not but you only say, 'We have surrendered (aslamnaa) [in Islam],' for Faith (al-Imaan) has not yet entered your hearts. But if you obey Allah and His Messenger (saw), He will not decrease anything in reward for your deeds. Verily Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [Al-Hujurat (49): 14]
The conditions of Shahadah are as follows:
Someone asked Wahb ibn Munnabih (d. 110), 'Is not laa ilaaha illa Allah the key to Jannah?' He replied, 'Yes, but every key has ridges, so if you come with the key that has the right ridges, the door will be opened for you, otherwise not.'
Hasan al-Basree said whoever says the kalimah and fulfills its conditions will enter Jannah.

Knowledge ('ilm, not jahl)
"So know that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah." (Muhammad, 47:19)
"Whoever dies knowing that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah shall enter Paradise." (Muslim)
So if someone repeats the kalimah without knowledge of it, it does not bring any benefit. One must have knowledge of it.


Certainty (yaqeen, not shaqq)
"The (true) believers are those only who believe in Allah and His messenger and afterward doubt not (in their Eemaan)" (Al-Hujuraat, 49:15)
"No one meets Allah with the testimony that there is none worthy of worship but Allah, and I am the Messenger of Allah, and he has no doubt about that statement, except that he will enter Paradise." (Muslim)


Acceptance (qabool, not rejection or arrogance).
"For when it was said to them, 'There is no god save Allah', they rejected." (As-Saaffaat, 37:35)
"Do you believe in part of the book and reject part of it?" (Al-Baqarah, 2:85)
Some people like Iblees know the shahadah is true, but have not accepted it.


Submission (inqiyaad, not leaving it and not acting upon it).
The acceptance is in the heart, and submission is with the body.
"Turn to Him repentant, and surrender to Him."(Az-Zumar, 39:54)


Truthfulness (sidq, not lying).
"And there are some people who say: We believe in Allah and the Last Day when they believe not. They desire to deceive Allah and those who believe, and they deceive none but themselves; only they perceive it not." (Al-Baqarah, 2:8-9)
"No one bears testimony to there being no one worthy of worship but Allah, truthfully from his heart, except that Allah makes the Hellfire forbidden for him."


Sincerity - ikhlaas and without nifaaq or shirk.
"Worship Allah, making religion pure for him."(Az-Zumar, 39:2)
Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated, "I asked the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him: Messenger of Allah! Who will be most fortunate to enjoy your shafaa'ah (intercession) on the Day of Resurrection? The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: I was certain that no one else would ask me about this other than you, because I have noticed your keenness for hadeeth. The most fortunate of men who will enjoy my shafaa'ah (intercession) on the Day of Resurrection is the one who says: (La Ilaaha Illa Allah) 'None has the right to be worshipped except Allah', sincerely from his heart." (Related by Al-Bukhari)
You should be truthful to yourself, and then have sincerity to Allah.


Loving it and its people, and hating those who oppose it (vs. hating its people).
"You wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day and yet they love those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even though they be their fathers, or their sons, or their brethren, or their kindred. These are they in whose hearts Allah has inscribed true faith and whom He has strengthened with inspiration from Himself. And He will admit them into Gardens through which streams flow. Therein they will abide; Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him. They are Allah's party. Surely, it is Allah's party who are the successful." (Al-Mujaadilah, 58:22)
I had a discussion the other day with a person about "pristine Islam". They asked me where, if ever, did it exist, and when did it ever exist, because mankind is sinful. I told this person that pristine Islam is not the absence of sin, but the absence of polytheism. Condition number 7 above sounds harsh because of the word "hate", but this is what it entails - loving the Muslims and rejecting polytheism. For so long we have come to the conclusion that "the ends justifies the means" in our lives - we can use foreign things to promote Islam. Who does not know that this is a trick of the devil? We even see the Islamic resistance movements using foreign weapons - weapons that were created by the invaders and occupying forces of Dar-ul-Islam. We are using them to resist these occupations. Why? Because we feel that their way is the better way. We can create an Islamic state by using Democracy, AK-47's, and French laws.
Brothers and sisters, I am an American and I am taught and told I enjoy the right of freedom of speech and my religious beliefs are protected. I am allowed to live as a Muslim here, for the most part, even though there is much suspicion on Muslims. Then let us be Muslims - Muslims who lead by example because we have the best of etiquettes and character. Muslims because we only worship God Alone, without any partners, wives, children, or intermediaries. We do not have to chase after the non-Muslims to get pats on the head and accepted. Why do we have to pitch our way of life when we know it is the best? The situation should be vice-versa. They should be pitching to us how their politics and their religions are the way to salvation. It starts with these conditions whether it is a rock, star, person, Pennsylvania Ave., Downing St., a grave, or politics. We can start with us. Start with rejecting polytheism, because Allah said:
"Verily, Allah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change their state themselves." [Ar-Ra'd (13): 11]
So, sects, denominations and views aside, we will not get anywhere as the best of all people unless we reject polytheism in our lives. Our way is the best way. So then, why are we so ashamed of ourselves and want to blend in? The Baptist preacher will tell us in a heartbeat his way is the only way - and he is the one on falsehood. So where does that leave us? I end with the Uncreated Words of Allah:
"Say: 'Allah [revealed it].' Then leave them to their [empty] discourse, amusing themselves." [Al-An'am (6): 91]
"And who is better in speech than he who says: "My Lord is Allah (believes in His Oneness)," and then stands firm (acts upon His order), and] invites to Allah's (Islamic Monotheism), and does righteous deeds, and says: 'I am one of the Muslims.'" [Fussilat (41): 33]


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Pakistan

Islamic Leader calls for Exit of USA from Muslim World. Qur'an Desecration not Forgotten.
Wants Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, China Alliance
LAHORE, June 1: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Mnawar Hasan, has stressed upon the rulers to get out of the US slavery and ensure its exit from the region, otherwise they would lose the support of China and Russia as well.

Addressing the Friday congregation at Mansoora, he said that the government was trying to restore NATO supplies by keeping the nation in the dark but this would have disastrous consequences. However, he said the nation would not allow resumption of NATO supplies in any case.
He also suggested the formation of a regional bloc comprising China,Iran and Turkey and Pakistan to restore peace and for the exi t of the outside forces.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that high government officials of China and Russia had expressed solidarity with Pakistan and stressed the need for the pullout of theUS.
But unfortunately, the short sighted and slavish minded rulers were guarding theUS interests instead of the national interests.

The JI Ameer pointed out that the US was patronizing the conspiracies against Islam all over the world. The US mind was behind the desecration of the Holy Quran and the blasphemy of the Noble Prophet. TheUS in fact, wanted to plunge the whole world in the flames of war with its evil intention to enforce its New World Order, yet the Pakistani rulers were not ready to walk out of the US shadow.

Shameful Activities of Prime Minister Gilani in London.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that the reports that the convicted Prime Minister of a poor and highly indebted country had purchased three coats for Rs. 8 million during his London tour were shocking. Gilani had also taken 96 other people with him to England and they had stayed at the most costly hotels at the public expense and were also paid allowances for shopping, which was most shameful. While the public money was being squandered like that, the energy crisis in the country had deepened and the people were on the streets. However, he said, this was an artificial crisis because the government was not making payments to the power companies which was in fact betraying the masses.


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First Western Interview with al-Shabab Leader Negates Propaganda About Somalia.
Most of Somalia is under al-Shabab and is Flourishing

[Excerpted from report from freelance journalist Hamza Mohamed. Courtesy BBC, May 1]
After a short drive we reach the centre of Elasha Biyaha, a beehive of commerce and trade.
Unlike the battle-scarred buildings of Mogadishu all the buildings here are new, with their tin roofs glowing in the mid-morning sun.
On both sides of the only tarmac road in the town, stores sell goods from matchsticks to sacks of rice.
Also noticeably different from Mogadishu is the absence of men with guns in the streets of the town - even though this is a "front line".
People stop and stare at us, only for them to smile and resume their activities when I greet them in Somali.
We head to the hotel where our meeting is scheduled to take place. We get there in time but there is no sign of our contact.
A quick call and we find out to our surprise he is in fact in Mogadishu, a city controlled by government and AU soldiers, attending a funeral for two religious elders who died in the shelling the night before.
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After two hours' wait a tall, slim figure with a goatee and a broad smile comes walking towards us.

In February there was a demonstration in Elasha Biyaha to back al-Shabab joining al-Qaeda
With arms outstretched, he says my name and gives me a hug as if I am an old friend. I ask how he picked me out of the crowd in the hotel.
He says: "You look like the picture on your Facebook profile."
My heart goes into overdrive. How much more could he possibly know about me? What about my Twitter account? Does he read my tweets?
After a few seconds of nervous silence, he gives a broad smile and soft pat on my shoulder saying: "Don't worry you look better in real life."
Over freshly made mango smoothies, he apologises for not being on time.
Probably in his late 20s, he looks nothing like you may imagine a typical Islamist insurgent to be. There are no robes or heavy beards.
He is wearing a crisply ironed shirt and trousers with the Islamic scarf loosely resting upon his head, protecting it from the intense morning sun.
As the main man of al-Shabab's media campaign you would think he would be escorted by heavily-armed and masked bodyguards - but there are no signs of security or even a pistol for protection.
'No stealing'
As we are having drinks he notices I do not wear a wedding ring.
The conversation changes to what kind of women I prefer, and why I have not married.
\Many people have fled from areas controlled by al-Shabab
He offers to assist me in finding a potential wife and he adds that if I cannot afford the dowry he will happily contribute.
I had expected to be asked whether I pray five times a day, not about my taste in women.
We talk until the midday call for prayers goes out, and I suggest we go to the mosque. Somalia brings out the fear of God in everyone.
Nur and I are used to carrying our kit with us wherever we go, but he suggests we leave it in the car.
Remembering that we were told to keep the tinted windows down, I say we are happy carrying the kit with us.
He insists, assuring us if anything happened he would personally pay for our kit.
After prayers we go to a restaurant for a lunch of boiled camel meat, rice and stew. Between chewing the tough camel meat and the soft basmati rice he gives me the news I have been hoping for - the freedom to report from al-Shabab-controlled areas.
We return to our car after lunch; our kit is still there, albeit dusty from the strong wind and in full display to all the locals.
"This is an al-Shabab area, nobody touches what's not theirs," the man tells me.
As we begin our drive back to Mogadishu he reassures us of our safety.
Feeling a bit more confident, I retort with a smile that while this may be true, we cannot be safe from drone strikes.


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June 3. Sydney Morning Herald [Australia] Excerpt
Northern Mali in Islamic [al-Qaida] Hands. Shari'a to be implemented
Until recently Mali was considered Africa's most successful democracies and its descent into political chaos has caught many by surprise.
The triumphant rebels - an alliance of heavily armed Tuareg tribesmen and radical Islamic groups - now control a vast tract of northern of Mali.
A group representing disaffected members of the Tuareg tribe - the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) has declared an independent homeland in northern Mali. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Ansar Dine - both groups linked to al-Qaeda - are involved in the rebellion. Ansar Dine has already begun to impose sharia in the ancient town of Timbuktu.
There are fears Islamist groups in northern Mali have ties to Boko Haram, an extremist group responsible for a spate of violent attacks in northern Nigeria, and there are unconfirmed reports that fighters from Algeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan are operating in northern Mali.


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Yemen

Islamics Kidnapping Saudis to get Islamic Women released from Saudi Prisons

[Courtesy Yemen Times, June 1]
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia warned Saudi nationals against traveling to Yemen. According to an official at the Interior Ministry in Saudi Arabia, the situation in Yemen is unsafe and Saudis have been advised not to travel to Yemen until the country stabilizes.
The Saudi warning comes one day after Al-Qaeda broadcast video footage showing the abducted Saudi consul, Abdulla Al-Khalidi, who appeared to urge King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz to help liberate him from Al-Qaeda's grip and cede to their demands.
In April, Al-Qaeda demanded the release of women detained in Saudi Arabia and to pay financial ransom in exchange for releasing the Saudi consul. However, the Saudis declined to negotiate with Al-Qaeda.

[Saudi Arabia has deported 600 Africans to Yemen, according to Yemen Observer. ]


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Breaking news: Syria
Islamics using light weapons to challenge Assad's armor in his strongholds.
July 18-27: Assad launched heavy counterattacks with tanks and helicopters after the mujahideen captured three areas of Damascus city. After heavy fighting, Assad regained two of the areas but fighting continues in the third.
The big shock for Assad was the Islamic capture of parts of Aleppo [Halab in Arabic]. Here Assad has amassed his best forces and for the first time has carried out air strikes INSIDE the city. Several of his tanks have been destroyed by audacious Islamic fighters carrying rpgs. Large parts of Syria are now under Islamic control.
New York Times has warned of the big al-Qaida component in the resistance. Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri urged all Muslims, especially his forces in Iraq, to help the Syrian people. This could explain why the West has not intervened after 17 months of horrible atrocities by Assad and his Alawite and Christian allies.

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Breaking News:
Iraq: Attacks in 19 cities killed 113 troops wounded 250.
Al-Baghdadi says territory being re-taken in Ramadan offensive.
July 23: The fragile hold of the al-Maliki regime installed by the US in Iraq is being tested by the string of bomb attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said to be al-Qaida in Iraq. The attacks targeted al-Malikis's troops, police and militias with deadly accuracy.
There are also reports that Islamic fighters from Iraq and many other Muslim countries are pouring into Syria to help the fighting against Assad. Al-Baghdadi is reported to have said that a united Islamic state of Syria and Iraq will be formed after the Islamic victory.

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Breaking News:
Mali: Timbuktoo and Vast Northern areas taken over by Islamic fighters of Ansare Din
July 13-27: Islamic fighters are establishing an Islamic emirate in northern Mali including Timbuktoo. Mass prayers are being held and quick justice is being given to litigants. Tombs where people prayed to saints have been closed down.

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Islam in America
Ramadan message: Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges du'a for the Muslim political prisoners in the American gulag. Remember that Imam Jamil, Shaykh Umar, Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Lynne Stewart, Dr. Ali Timimi, Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi, Imam Abu Toubah, Imam Abdullah Hasan,Abu Ali, Masoud Khan, Ziyad Yaghi and countless African Americans are innocents being punished by this Zionist system.
Read below important Ramadan messages from Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora, and Br. Yusuf Irlandi, Advocacy Director.
What are the concepts of Islam against capitalism. We have an extensive message from Br, Shamim Siddiqi, a leading da'ee of Islam in America.
Boycott all businesses which support Israel. Be sure that the dates you are eating are not from Israel [occupied Palestine]. Remember that Nestle is deeply invested in Israel.
Notice that ISNA's satanic violation of Hadith on moon sighting was defeated by many Muslim groups including Chicago Muslims, Masjid al-Islam [Washington], and Jamaat al-Muslimeen. Congratulations to Dr. Omar Afzal who has pioneered this struggle against ISNA.
We urge peaceful means like that of Muhammad, pbuh, in Makkah, to challenge the oppressors.
[From Kaukab Siddique, Ameer, Jamaat al-Muslimeen.]

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Imam Ali Siddiqui, northern California, spoke at a rally against segregated Israeli bus service which has its origin in California. Please scroll to end.

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Words which can help Americans understand the greatest evil of our times.
Zionism is a form of racism. [From a lecture by Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ DrAAS.info ] during Jamaat al-Muslimeen's shoora.]

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Spotlights on the Qur'an in Ramadan
The Qur'an can defeat the digital media invasion.
From Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen National Shoora, North Carolina

Spotlight #1:
Go to the basics in the month of Ramadan. Our children are addicted to digital toys, movies, music, TV, Internet chatting. PROTECT OUR CHILDREN from the digital invasion. If we cannot handle it, how can the children?


Spotlight #2:
In Ramadan, go to basics: Read the Qur'an right through at least once. Invite your family to join you in the reading. Don't read it like any other book. The reading should be slow and active with focus. There should be a sense of closure and completeness when it is finished.


Spotlight #3:
Life is too short. Read the Qur'an.


Spotlight #4:
Don't just read anything. Read Allah's Book.


Spotlight #5:
Back to basics. In this era of Facebook, twitter and briefer and briefer computer language, change your thinking by reading the Qur'an.


Spotlight #6:
By reading the Qur'an throughout Ramadan, you establish the habit of reading it. Then you begin to understand the ONE who revealed the Book. The more you read it, the more you know Allah.


Spotlight #7:
Read with the intention of following its teachings and implementing them.


Spotlight #8:
By reading the Qur'an every day, you'll understand the Islamic belief system and faith.


Spotlight #9:
Allow the Qur'an to influence your mindset before it's too late.


Spotlight #10:
The Qur'an will make you better. It will open your eyes to the Truth.


Spotlight #11:
The reading will help you to understand all the problems our people face and you'll have the answers to all our concerns..


Spotlight #12:
Dear brothers and sisters, the Prophet, pbuh, spent many hours with Allah. You can do it by reading the Qur'an.


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The main point of this beautiful message from Amin Shah is: keep the diet light to gain the miracles of Ramadan.

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Amin Shah, Shahclan HijamaHerbs, Boston, MA - USA. Phone: 617-787-5151. Email: aminshah@shahclan.net
Benefits of Watermelon in Ramadan
Excepts from "Ilovehishma" blog and Margie King. Edited for HijamaHerbs by Amin Shah

When Ramadan falls in the hot summer months like the one we are in, one of the foods we look forward to at Iftar time is the cool, refreshing watermelon. It's considered a staple at Iftar time in hot countries like Malaysia, Thailand, India.

Rasullullah (saw) himself has spoken highly about watermelon. He said, "Whenever you eat fruit, eat melon, because it is the fruit of Paradise and contains a thousand blessings and a thousand mercies. The eating of it cures every disease."

The Arabic word for Watermelon as mentioned in the Hadith is 'Batikh' or 'Bittik'. Additional narrations on the watermelon include:


Among the fruits that Rasullullah (saw) liked were grapes and watermelons. (Abu Dawood)


I saw Rasullullah (saw) eating watermelon with dates. Narrated Anas bin Malik (ra) (Tirmizi)


Rasullullah (saw) used to eat watermelon with fresh dates. Narrated Ayesha (ra) (Tirmizi)


Rasullullah (saw) said, 'Eating watermelon before meals washes the stomach and removes its diseases (Ibn Asakir)


Rasullullah (saw) especially recommended women who are pregnant to eat watermelon. "None of your women who are pregnant and eat of watermelon will fail to produce offspring who are good in countenance and good in character."

If you're pregnant, the benefits are even more delicious. Watermelon eases heartburn and reduces swelling; its high water content (92 percent) and fruit sugars alleviate morning sickness and dehydration; and the minerals it contains can help prevent third-trimester muscle cramps. Ounce for ounce, watermelon is richer than tomatoes in lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against cancer and cardiovascular disease, boosts the body's immunity to infections and naturally raises the skin's SPF, according to Steven Pratt, M.D., author of SuperFoods Rx (HarperCollins, 2003).

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Our America
Suspected terrorist hideout in NJ proved to be secret NY Police spy post
http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/201...
Saying something when they saw something, startled building inspectors in New Brunswick, N.J. blew cover on clandestine surveillance program. Listen to audio of the 911 call.

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Our America #2
Appeal from Political Prisoner Ziyad's Mother

In this Ramadan do some charity by helping a mother get her son a chance for an appeal! Two ways you can do it, it is still not tax deductable but in the process to make it! Either send by mail or by clicking on this link
FreeZiyadYaghi.info
Laila Yaghi
P.O Box 37967
Raleigh, NC 27627

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Pakistan: Is religion sometimes the opium of the masses?
NATO supply containers roll while Pakistanis pray longest Taraweehs in the world.
July 21-25. After all the efforts Jamaate Islami made to block the NATO supply routes,the materialistic culture of Pakistan is winning. Starting with Ramadan, more than 100 container trucks have rolled across the frontier into Afghanistan. [Dawn, the secularist daily, gleefully reported this.]
All this time NATO was blocked but the secular rulers were waiting for Ramadan. Pakistanis, most of whom follow the Hanafi fiqh, pray about two hours EVERY night in Ramadan. Twenty taraweehs and 3 witr after the 4 fard and sunnahs and nafl!
They have forgotten that Badr and the conquest of Makkah happened in Ramadan and the Prophet, pbuh, was certainly not praying taraweehs at that time. The evidence for taraweehs is meagre, almost zero, in the Islamic texts but don't say that to a religious Pakistani.
During Musharraf's regime too, the protests against the bombing of Afghanistan ended when Ramadan intervened. Musharraf was worried that Pakistanis might be outraged but the Americans knew better! They kept bombing and even bombed a couple of taraweeh prayers.
{With apologies to our Hanafi readers, we should mention that inshallah with such long taraweehs, the Hanafis will come out much stronger and will seriously block NATO routes. After all NATO will need supplies after Ramadan too -- Editor] [Jamaate Islami is not one of these sectarian groups. NATO route is being blocked even as we go to press. 7.27] [See JI message and program below.]

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Our America #3 [Thanks to Ms. Ameejill Whitlock, Baltimore.]
Hispanic Rallies in Anaheim, California after two police shootings

July 23,24, 25: In the home city of Disneyland and Angels baseball team, there have been anti-police rallies by the Hispanic population. Injuries and damage are reported by AP in brutal police response. The people were protesting the killing of a youth on July 21 and another on July 22 in police raids aimed at "suspects." Observers say that police can shoot anyone and usually get a minor "slap on the wrist."

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Our America #4
Deaths by AIDS have reached Genocidal levels in Washington, DC's Black population.
July 24: National Public Radio [NPR] reported widespread deaths from AIDS in the Black community in general and up to horrific levels in Washington, DC. NPR's response was pathetic: Black homosexuals should wear condoms!
NPR did not have the moral courage to condemn homosexuality as a major cause of AIDS. In fact NPR [Jewish and Zionist] supports homosexuality as "normal behavior."
Mass culture targets young Black men through publicity supporting random sex and the exploitation of the desire for constant "dating," night club and casino activity. The instruments of mass culture, TV, videos, youtube, modeling, attacks on religion are supported by the Zionist/Jewish media. Lesbians like Ellen Degeneris. active in the corporate media, are major supporters of Obama who himself supports homosexuality. Women are doing now what men used to do 30 years back. Look at BET! What a message it is giving to Black youths, like MTV is giving to Whites.

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A Hadith message could have saved James Holmes who committed a massacre in Aurora, Colorado
[from Yusuf el-Irlandi, Advocacy Director Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Tennessee]

Since this is the best of all months, naturally I wanted to give nasihah to myself and to the readers about the fad'il of Ramadan. But, then we had a recent tragedy in Aurora, CO here in the U.S. in which a gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater and left 12 confirmed dead (including babies) and many more wounded. The suspect in his mugshot had a broad smile on his face. He did not once tell the authorities his motive. He waited patiently in his vehicle for the authorities to arrest him and did not put up any resistance.
What was the cause of all of this? We can only speculate, and of course, the suspect is innocent until proven guilty. But, the fact of the matter lies in the lack of community and brotherhood/sisterhood in Western society. Islam teaches us that all of humanity is one brother/sisterhood, but the real relationship between humans is Islam, which is one BODY. So, throughout the course of our days we hardly stop to see how our fellow human is doing. People are dealing with real problems in society and all we have to do is sincerely look them in the eyes and ask them, "How are you doing today?". It is not about ourselves. We are so caught up in chasing the dunya that we never find even a second for our fellow human and how their well being is.
I know from my own personal experiences that if we show a little compassion to a stranger it could be the difference between them taking their own lives, or this tragic mass shooting. Look at the previous high school mass shootings - who did them? It was usually children who felt like outcasts and were bullied - feelings of helplessness and that no one understood them.
Let us follow the authentic Sunnah of our Prophet (saw) today. Who knows - just by taking a second to stop and inquire how our fellow human feels we may even have a new Muslim, because we as Muslims are the only ones who truly care about the condition of humanity. Do we remember the famous story of the jewess who accosted the Prophet (saw) daily on his walks and how he (saw) still inquired about her health while she was on her death bed? And Allah knows best.

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: A man asked the Prophet (saw), "What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?" The Prophet (saw) replied, "To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know." [Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 2, #11]

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by Shamsuddin Amjad
NATO Supply Routes will be blocked. Islamic Coalition Determined to stop the NATO killing machine

Lahore, July 26: Secretary General Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, Liaqat Baloch has said the Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) has finalized all sit-in arrangements on NATO supply routes from Karachi to Chaman via Torkham near Pak Afghan border.
In a statement issued here at Mansoora on Thursday, he said the nation would not accept NATO supply restoration at any cost and would resist against it with full vigor.
He expressed his wonder saying the US was facing a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan but the political and military leadership of Pakistan had surrendered against the wishes of nation which would prove destructive for national security and integrity.
He deplored that the leadership put aside the parliament resolutions on NATO supply reopening under the US pressure against the national aspirations.
He said the cabinet had approved a written agreement on NATO supply which, he demanded, should be made public in line with democratic and constitutional process.
Meanwhile, a delegation of Arakani Muslim community from Myanmar called on Liaqat Baloch in the leadership of Noor Hussain Arakani.
Liaqat Baloch deplored that all international institutions including OIC had tightened their lips over the cruelty and violation of basic human rights in Myanmar. "All muslim rulers should lodge a protest by calling ambassador of Myanmar in their countries," he added.
He expressed his disappointment over Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for keeping mum over the issue. He hailed Saudi King Shah Abdullah for calling OIC session on the issue and appealed that OIC should formulate a future line of action for betterment of Muslims of Palestine, Kashmir and Myanmar.
The delegation thanked JI for raising its voice on the issue and drawing attention of the world towards the killing of Muslim community in Myanmar.

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Capitalism is Collapsing, Communism is dead.
The Greatest Need of Man is ....
by Shamim Siddiqi [Westbury, New York]
[A new foreword to this great book by the author.]
Alhamdulillah, with the favorable blessings of my Lord, I wrote this book in the beginning of the last decade of the 20th century when Communism was dying, the cold war was about to collapse and "mighty Russia was humiliatedly defeated by the ill-equipped Afghanistan students [Taliban] and the tempo of the concocted Gulf war was building against Iraq. Both Pakistan and the USA were heavily involved in this global upheaval. The man and his irresponsible behavior of greed and lust to occupy the lands of others was the distinct cause of this turmoil. Immediate causes were always there and will be to exploit them for any imperial design by any vested interest. The "Tragedy of 9/11" was one of then and, unfortunately, that still stands today unproven through any Judicial Probe on International level: WHO DID IT AND WHAT FOR?
Since the time I envisioned this book about 20 years, two decades, have passed. The world has taken new turn and human history is standing today, facing another big disaster in its march towards its earmarked destiny with dire consequences. At this juncture:


Capitalism is at its death bed as it couldn't solve any of the human problems, rather is accumulating them at an accelerated pace as Communism gave up its false claim as panacea for all evils in Russia and at global level in early nineties of the last century and thereby succumbed to its self-sustained injuries. Frequently the survival of Capitalism needs heavy doses of oxygen for its onward march just for some temporary lease of life. Now it seems that capitalism is going to remain permanently in an oxygen tent as if it is breathing its last. Human ingenuity could not and cannot find its "cure" as its very edifice is based on frivolous grounds of greed and reckless behavior of man - the investor, the producer of goods and services and the consumer at large.


Man's standard of living is constantly ballooning with ever- increasing cost of goods and services that has broken the backbone of the poor, the needy, the have-nots, the un-employed and the under-employed.;


Unemployment is rampant in every developed, developing and undeveloped country with falling state revenues and low Tax Returns;


Governments are short of cash and highly burdened with debt and private capital is shy too to come forward for investment to increase the pace of producing jobs and services. The USA alone is holding more than 3.5 trillion dollars in cash but it is not forthcoming for Investment to create jobs, services and thereby increasing purchasing power of common man. Human society badly needs huge investment in private sector as governments are deeply buried in debt and cannot burden its economy more. This selfish attitude of the money holders is a bad stigma on the forehead of Capitalism. It is bringing its death nearer and nearer.


Corporate interest on the other hand is looking for the maximization of its profits and gains by hook or by crook. It is busy in outsourcing its business opportunities to lands where labor is cheap, cost of production is low and the margin of profit is great.


Justice, peace and security have become rarest thing to find in the human abode. The affluent are perpetuating their game of exploitation of the oppressed and the have-nots and have filled the earth with injustices all around. Humanity is lamenting and there is none to take care of it, except tall talks all around.


Human rights are being violated every now and then every where. The "culprits", the Great Five, are sitting under the canopy of the UN as permanent members of the Security Council and the teaming millions and millions of people are starving in the under developed countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America with no fresh water, no clean air and no guarantee even to get one squire meal a day, facing death and a suffocated life at every step. Is it not a shameful challenge to "Capitalistic" or the "Socialist" democracies around the world?


Home industry is suffering from its devastating paralysis and Banks have multiplied its pace due to its continuous chain of Investment in housing industry that was and is not adequately supported by Asset's Backed Securities. Thus, they ruined their liquidity position. They are starving from cash and need government's subsidy at frequent intervals to keep their "shutters" open throughout the banking Industry in Europe, Asia and America. It is their own creation and greed to make more and more profit through investing in sub-prime mortgage lending; facing an unending chain of loses.


"These loans were made to customers who did not qualify for standard mortgage loans because of weak credit, insufficient income or an unstable job situation. A sub-prime customer is much riskier because of these factors. Many loans made to these customers were adjustable rate mortgages, which are tied to certain indexes, plus a margin, that increase periodically and raise the mortgage payment. Some customers saw their payments increase by hundreds of dollars, making them unaffordable. Foreclosures reached record levels when homeowners could not make these payments." The Banking Industry is suffering alarmingly in its wake due to shortage of cash and liquidity.
[Quote form Banking Industry Problems by Melvin Richardson]XMelvin Richardson

Melvin J. Richardson has been a freelance writer for two years with Associated Content, and writes about topics such as banking, credit and collections, goal setting, financial services, management, health and fitness. Richardson has worked for several banks and financial institutions and gained invaluable experience and knowledge. Richardson holds a Master of Business Administration in Executive Management from Ashland University in Ashland Ohio.

The brief scenario that I have presented above constitutes an unending line of human tragedies. It is due to misuse of his own Freewill that the Creator and Sustainer endowed man to satisfy his/her urges from the bounties and benedictions created and provided by Him within human self and all along the environment around man for his use the way he likes or prefers as per his freewill. This is the free choice that is given to man as how to act, live and behave while on earth, feeling always accountable to the Lord of this universe for the manner he/she uses His bounties to satisfy his urges. If it is used correctly as per His Guidance, he/she will be rewarded after death or will be punished if he/she uses these bounties as per his/her whims, desires and caprices. The choice is his and his only and he will be dealt with accordingly.

To understand the complexities of this phenomenon of man's freewill, one has to understand the objective of man's creation and his descend on earth as His vicegerent in a sequence.


God first designed and created man in his best fashion with three strong urges *for food and water, *rest and sleep and *sex for a limited period of life and *one freewill for the satisfaction of his urges as he desires and kept him in paradise for the period known to God alone.


God created this universe for man and harness it for the use and benefit of man
The Creator, in fact, planned to ascertain from amongst the human race: Who are those individuals who remain obedient to Him for the whole of his or her earthly life by exercising his/her own individual freewill and lives a life as per Guidance sent to man through His appointed Messengers in a chain and those who deny the Messenger and his message and live as per the dictates of their freewill and fill the earth with injustices, Zulm (oppression) and Fasa'd (transgression)..


One who will follow the Creator and Sustainer will lead a life of straight path as designed by the Lord of this cosmos and demonstrated by His Messengers as model and those who deny His authority and the Guidance that comes from Him and follow a life pattern that is designed by man by exercising his freewill as how to live, act and behave on this earth.
Through exercising his Freewill man thus, either lives a life as ordained by God and reaps the harvest of His pleasure after death or lives a secular life on earth - inaugurating clearly, thus, two patterns of life just opposite to each other:


One Pattern that is acceptable to the Creator and Sustainer with eternal pleasure from Him in return: enjoying a contented life on earth and everlasting abode in His Jannah [Paradise] that has no fear or any sorrow for its habitants.


The other that He abhors with His eternal displeasure both in this worldly life and the after death with everlasting torture and punishment in the Hellfire.


These two patterns of life exist on earth since the dawn of Human civilization -- one is called Godly System or Theism and the other is called Secularism or Godless creeds and both have been at daggers drawn from the very outset. One is the boon for mankind while the other is a total disaster for the human species.


Poet Iqbal rightly put this entire concept of constant struggle between the forces of Haq and Batil in a couplet:
Sateza "Satezakaar Raha hai Azal se ta Imroz
Chiraag Chiraghe Mustafawee se sharare bu lahabi"

One who follows the Creator and Sustainer is called Muslim- obedient to God a conscious life, feeling always accountable to his /her Lord after death for all of his/her actions and deeds. That makes him a responsible character, very much mindful of his duties and responsibilities to self, family and the society at large in every field of life and discharges his obligation at all counts with total devotion and no negligence in any way. He becomes a boon and blessing for human species. He is loved by all for his benevolent character. He ultimately becomes a true servant of God His [Abd]. People love them and they establish the Kingdom of God on earth. Prophet David, Solomon and Muhammad Ibne Abdullah of Makkah (May Allah be pleased with them) established it on earth at their respective times. That filled the earth with Barakah and Justice, peace and security all around within the human abode. The Caliphs of Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] carried out its blessings subsequently to major parts of Asia, Africa and Europe. It is the model for mankind.


And the one who denies His authority and the System of life that He had sent in a chain for the human species to follow on earth is known as Secular and paganism. They live by their freewill, developed secular system of life as per their personal whims, desires and caprices, fill the earth with injustices, Zulm and Fasa'd (oppression and transgression). This way of thinking makes the man irresponsible, selfish, reckless, greedy and indulge him to run mostly for his personal gains, fame and pleasure. Thus, all the man-made systems and Isms developed by such greedy and reckless individuals, groups or the people from the very outset of human society to this age fall in this category and, unfortunately, it is continued unabated. In the present context of the world when there is no "Kingdom of God" on earth, the secular, God-less creeds or systems of life have made the human life an unbearable absolute torture and filled the human abode with all kinds of injustices in their individual, family and societies that they constitute.
In consequence, both the Systems of life - the God-given and the man-made are at daggers drawn both in theory and practice with no peace and security in any segment of human society.


Besides these two distinct divisions of the human society, there is a third group that is called "Muslim" in name only as they do accept the authority of God but practically ignore Him in practice. They are called the Traditional or the so-called Muslims, Jews and Christians. All the three believe in the Abrahamic faith but follow only a distorted version of Islam - Obedience to God and Accountability in Akhirah for the name sake only.


It is, therefore, desirable, rather it is incumbent upon those who follow Islam and are obedient to God in every walk of life must come forward and invite the Jews, Christians and the traditional Muslims to enter into Islam in its totality and invite the pagan and the secular world to the fold of their Creator and Sustainer so that all could enjoy His pleasure in this world and in the life Hereafter.
The readers of this book: The Greatest Need of Man" have this paramount obligation on their shoulders, especially in the context of present day situation when all man-made Isms have collapsed or at the verge of total failure and they have to take care of them. They have to present Islam with care and concern for facing the inevitable condition in both the worlds. I am sure all will study this preface and the book with the same mission in mind, God will compensate each of them immensely.


Before conclusion, I must express my thanks to Salman Mian who has prepared a manuscript of the book from my Website: WWW.dawahinamericas.com May Allah bless him immensely.

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California: Imam Ali Siddiqui spoke at this rally.
SAY NO to Israeli segregated buses. This was the notice for the rally.
Veolia, a giant French corporation that operates the Sonoma County buses, also operates the segregated buses in the occupied West Bank. We need your help to stand up for justice against their smooth-talking corporate lawyers who will try tojustify the company's violation of international law.
At 5:30 on Tuesday, July 24th, the North Coast Coalition for Palestine is asking the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights to investigate Veolia and stand up to corporate power. We want an ethical company operating our buses!
Arrive early at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, at the Permit and Resource Management Department building.
There will be time for public comment, and we will need your support. Come prepared with a one minute statement and don't forget to: Start with your name, and mention if you are a Sonoma County resident If you are Jewish, Israeli, Palestinian, Muslim or have been to Israel and Palestine and seen the injustice, please say so.
Start with a short personal story that lasts a few sentences. Then give one specific reason why you support the investigation.


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Quote Caringheart Replybullet Posted: 31 July 2012 at 2:22pm
Not sure why all this is posted, what purpose it is meant to serve since the author shares no comment of his own.  It is definitely information overload but I have a few observations I wish to make as I scan through.
"What are the concepts of Islam against capitalism. We have an extensive message from Br, Shamim Siddiqi, a leading da'ee of Islam in America."
If Islam is against capitalism then people of Islam should not live in a capitalist country.  They need to go where they can be happy and satisfied.
"We urge peaceful means like that of Muhammad, pbuh, in Makkah, to challenge the oppressors.
[From Kaukab Siddique, Ameer, Jamaat al-Muslimeen.] "
and who are the oppressors??
"Muslims should defend their lands from foreign invaders"
And doesn't every country have this same right?
"But when that home is a Muslim land, and that invader is the US military"
and when that military is desired by the people of that country who want to defeat tyranny in their lands but lack the power to do it, is it an invader?
Does it not fulfill this Hadith?
Narated By Anas : Allah's Apostle said, "Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, "O Allah's Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?" The Prophet said, "By preventing him from oppressing others." - Sahih Bukhari Volume 003, Book 043, Hadith Number 624.
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"Zionism is a form of racism.[From a lecture by Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ DrAAS.info ] during Jamaat al-Muslimeen's shoora.]"
How is Zionism any different than what Islam preaches?

Muslims are always crying out about offensive statements made towards them, well this is offensive.
"Coming from America, the land of random sex and one night stands"
This is offensive because it is not true to say of all persons.

"With that, my attention turned to what was happening to other Muslims in different parts of the world. And everywhere I looked, I saw the powers that be trying to destroy what I loved. I learned what the Soviets had done to the Muslims of Afghanistan. I learned what the Serbs had done to the Muslims of Bosnia. I learned what the Russians were doing to the Muslims of Chechnya."
This is the great major problem with Islam... when people hide behind the mask and the banner  of the word Muslim.
These are not attacks on "Muslims", these are attacks based on other things... political forces, oppositions, tyranny, oppression, security, economy, ethnicity, tribal, cultural... not attacks on "Muslims", but Muslims want to label every confrontation as an attack against Muslims.  It just isn't so.

"When Sgt. Bales shot those Afghans to death last month, all of the focus in the media was on him-his life, his stress, his PTSD, the mortgage on his home-as if he was the victim. Very little sympathy was expressed for the people he actually killed, as if they're not real, they're not humans."
This is so untrue and such an unfair statement.  I cried.  I cried for all of them.  I cried because we have war in the world and this is what war does to people.  If the media focus seemed to be on the man that did the deed it is because most of us want to understand how such a terrible thing happens and how it can be prevented from happening again.

"Indonesia: May 27: Lady Gaga's performance was cancelled after the Islamic Defender's Front decided to disrupt it. Gaga is a half naked woman very popular with Obama and other top Americans."
However not true of all Americans.  I for one am happy that she was canceled.  I despise her and all she represents.  Just as decent Muslims despise how they feel terrorism misrepresents them as people of Islam I resent promiscuity being seen as representative of all Americans.

"Muslim named Boyd who talked loudly about jihad but was nothing more than an angry man."
It is for the courts to judge but for one unfamiliar with a court system like the one in America I can understand why they would not understand.  The court system in America allows for "hostile witness" in all cases.  It is when the testimony of one is required and that person does not wish to comply.  It is in the interest of presenting all facts in a case.  There are reasons why trials are moved to different locations, often for protection and security reasons... to minimize violence and demonstrations which can arise in a heated case, and this has happened all throughout history in U.S. to all persons.  It is not a personal thing.  
Unless you are there for the court case to hear all the facts presented, you can not judge.
Keeping Zyad in a special housing unit (SHU) is for his protection and often people who are imprisoned request it for themselves.
What would happen in an Islamic country if one was to 'speak loudly against' Islam and its leadership?

"Almost all major crimes are crimes against women."
and this is worst on the continent of Africa.  The difference in America is women have the opportunity to escape and to report it rather than live in silence with it, so the numbers are known.  In other countries these crimes often happen as crimes of war.

Note:  Please take time to reflect honestly and seriously on the questions I pose, as I have taken the time to reflect honestly and seriously on the things posted here.  There were those which I did not comment on because they honestly have some validity... or at least they are things which I can not prove or disprove.  I ask that you take time for the same type of consideration and not just give 'knee jerk', defensive, responses.  Thanks. Smile Heart



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Wasn't Muhammad a capitalist?  A trader for profit?  A businessman?  Did he not profit from his raids on caravans?
Are we not all capitalists in one way or another?  Seeking to make our way?

If you want to address the issue... you must address the issue of greed.  Therein lies the problem with humanity.
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