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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Shawwal 11, 1432/ September 20, 2010 # 37

Verse of the Week

"Let it not deceive you that those who disbelieve go to and fro in the cities fearlessly. A brief enjoyment! then their abode is hell, and evil is their resting place."

--Holy Qur'an 3:196-197

Submitted by Sis. Abigail

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Political Prisoners: Let's Pray for them.

1. Lynne Stewart's appeal is coming up.
A grandmother who has spent her life in defending the oppressed and the downtrodden, fought for the rights of the illustrious Islamic scholar Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman pro bono. Her release of the Blind Shaikh's message to the Egyptian people was seen as a terroristic act by the US. The Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak is a close ally of the US, second only to Israel.
Support Lynne Stewart. Remember Hafiz-e-Qur'an Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman.
Keep in touch.

Lynnestewart [dot] org

Write to the great woman who stood up for the teacher of Jihad:
Lynne Stewart #555304054, MCC NY, 150 Park Row, New York, NY 10007

Email her support group: 1lawyerleft [at] gmail [dot] com

2. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will be sentenced by a New York court on September 23. Dr. Aafia was kidnapped by US-Pakistani special forces. Her case has become a national cause in Pakistan. On September 17, the Pak Interior Minister pleaded with the US to send her back to Pakistan to alleviate anti-US feelings. The Pakistani embassy is said to have spent $10 million in her defense to no avail.
Br. Mauri Saalakhan is doing a superb job of spreading the message of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Please support his work. Check his CD on Dr. Aafia.

Fill the court room on 9.23: Judge Richard Berman has changed Dr Aafia's sentencing date from August 16, 2010 to September 23, 2010 at 9:00 AM in the Federal Court Building at 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan, New York.

3. Homaidan al-Turki: US Muslims are bringing the case of this Saudi student back to light. Looks like this young man, a PhD student in linguistics, was railroaded. The facts of the case are as follows:

Our America: Israel will be defeated, inshallah

Unusual Program about Zionism at Lincoln University. Students must learn "context."

Dr. Siddique responds to questions about "his" anti-Israel Video

On September 16, 2010 an unusual event sponsored by Dr. Leaman of the Religion Department took place at Lincoln University. Dr. Kaukab Siddique was invited to respond to an email sent to Lincoln university professors which included a video showing Dr. Siddique calling for the destruction of Israel, by peaceful means if possible. Dr. Leaman's and Dr. Siddique's students attended the 80 minute session and asked a range of questions after watching the video.

Dr. Leaman began the program with a chronological power point presentation about the history and development of Zionism which showed the emergence of Zionism as a tiny Jewish movement which became the mainstream of Jews after Israel was successfully established in Palestine. Dr. Leaman indicated the population of Jews and Arabs in Palestine before Israel took over.

The following is a summary of the points made by Dr. Siddique:

War News: All from Sept. 18.

Palestine: Israeli troops forced the brother of Iyad Shilbaya, late at night, to lead them to him. He was asleep. They shot him three times and killed. He was described as an Islamic "militant."

Iraq: A series of attacks in areas controlled by the regime installed in Bagdad killed 21 people and wounded others. Also, there are reports of fighting in Mosul, Kirkuk and Diyala.

Somalia: Al-Shabab mujahideen captured two radio stations in Mogadishu which were used for anti-Islamic propaganda by the western enclave. Mujahideen radio has replaced them.

Afghanistan: In areas encircled by US and Karzai forces "elections" were held by America. Pro-Karzai people admit that it was a farce and was based on large sums of money injected by the US into its support groups. Taliban attacks thwarted "elections" from being held in the South, South West, and Eastern areas of Afghanistan.

[Editor's note: Under international law, elections held under military occupation have no validity. India regularly carries out this farce in Kashmir as did the US in Iraq and Russia in Chechnya.]

Pakistan: Jamaate Islami Breaks all records of Service to the People

[with thanks to Hafiz Naimur Rahman, Karachi]

September 17. In Karachi alone Jamaate Islami is feeding and taking care of 40,000 displaced who took refuge in the city from the internal areas of Sind.

In Punjab, JI is helping people to return to their homes.

In the original areas of the floods, JI distributed Rs. 50,000,000 worth of goods and food before it started its latest drive.

In a mark of great confidence and trust, a Sikh delegation which had collected Rs. 1,000,000 worth of relief supplies, handed them over to Jamaate Islami for distribution.

International Aspect of Moves against US Muslims by Secularist Pakistani.

[The following report is about Mr. Hussain, a member of MQM, an anti-Islamic clique which rules Karachi, Pakistan. Mr. Hussain was a personal friend of Benazir Bhutto. Mr. Hussain is evidently a Shi'ite who like some Pakistani Shi'ites dislikes other Muslims. His activities have helped the FBI to trap US Muslims, particularly the poor and uneducated like the four African Americans in this report. - Ed. New Trend. ]

Bomb-Plot Informant Testifies FBI Sent Him to Terrorist Camp in Pakistan

By Chris Dolmetsch - Sep 16, 2010 [Courtesy Bloomberg News, for non-commercial use.]

The confidential informant at the center of the case against four men accused of plotting to bomb New York City synagogues testified that the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent him to Pakistan in 2008 to attend a terrorist training camp.

The informant, Shahed Hussain, told a jury in New York today he went to his native country in December of that year to meet someone at the camp. He didn't identify the organization running the camp or discuss the result of the investigation. "Are you a terrorist?" defense lawyer Susanne Brody asked Hussain in cross-examination. "No ma'am," he responded.

Hussain was testifying during the second day of cross- examination by Brody, a lawyer with the federal public defender's office who is representing defendant Onta Williams. Defense attorneys have argued that their clients are the victims of entrapment, poor men enticed into the plot with the promise of cars, cash and food by Hussain.
The lawyers for the men have tried to portray Hussain as a habitual liar who misled officials on applications for political asylum, documents relating to his fraud case and statements to parole officers. Hussain said he comes from a family that owned businesses in Pakistan including restaurant chains and a construction- supply company. One of his cars was a gift from former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in the early 2000s, while she was in exile in the U.S. and staying in Manhattan, he testified.

Gift From Bhutto

Bhutto, a family friend and neighbor in Karachi, invited him to the hotel to meet him and gave him $40,000 cash to buy the car for his son. Hussain said he was a member of the MQM party that represents people who emigrated from India at the time of Pakistan's independence in 1947.

The trial of Williams, 34, James Cromitie, 44, David Williams, 29, and Laguerre Payen, 28, all of Newburgh, New York, began Aug. 23 before Judge Colleen McMahon in federal court in Lower Manhattan.

Bombing Plot

The men are accused of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish community center in the Bronx section of New York City and fire heat-seeking missiles at military planes at Stewart International Airport in Newburgh. The charges include conspiracy and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction in the U.S. They face as long as life in prison if convicted of the most serious charges.

Hussain testified that he left Pakistan with his wife and children with less than $2,000, using fake British passports to go to Moscow and Mexico before entering the U.S. in 1994 through El Paso, Texas. He made his way to Albany, New York, where he began working at a service station while applying for political asylum, he said. He later bought a station next to a state Department of Motor Vehicles office. He went to work for the department as a translator. In January 2003 he was arrested in an FBI sting after a friend offered him $1,000 to help obtain an illegal driver's license.

Guilty Plea

Hussain pleaded guilty to one count of attempted unlawful transfer of an identification document in April 2003 and was sentenced to five years' probation, he testified. He agreed to work as an informant with federal prosecutors in Albany, helping on about 21 cases including money laundering and credit card fraud, and his probation was later ended, he said. Hussain said he posed as a member of the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaishe-e-Mohammad who needed to launder money from weapons sales. The FBI sting in 2004 led to prison sentences for a pizzeria owner and the imam of a mosque in Albany, he testified.

In 2007, he began working with the FBI in White Plains, New York. He said. It sent him to mosques to pose as a wealthy businessman, he said. At a mosque in Newburgh, he met one of the defendants, Cromitie, in June 2008, he testified. Three months later, the FBI sent him to the training camp in Pakistan, he said. Next he went to mosques in England seeking "people who were expressing radical ideas," he said.
Back to U.S.

He returned to the U.S. in February 2009 and resumed working on the Cromitie case, which culminated in the arrest of the four men in a coordinated FBI sting outside the Bronx synagogue on May 20, 2009. He said he has received about $500,000 from a family trust fund since 1996, including more than $200,000 in 2003 to pay debts relating to a bankruptcy that year. The case is U.S. v. Cromitie, 09-cr-00558, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).


Reader Worries about New Trend's Report on Nigeria's Islamic Movement Boko Haram

assalaamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Beloved Dr. Kaukab Siddique, I most respectfully wish to inform your noble person for the dignity of the truth and destiny of the course of Islam.

Sir, the Nigerian rebel group "boko haram",however sincere their intention to practice Islam are not doing well at all to represent the deen as they should. Their name means; "studies or reading or learning from any other book other than the holy Qur'an is haram." is that what [New] "Trend" advocates or stand for? They consider all Muslims who don't believe the way they do as "kuffaar" and "mushrikeen".

i believe, bearing in mind the foregoing facts, you may endeavor, however possible, to admonish them to re-consider and review their way of thinking and believe which is not compatible to the deenil islam-----

al-Tigani b. Omar [Chicago]

Dear Shaikh Tigani walaikum asalam. The situation in Nigeria is worrisome. Corruption is rampant in the highest circles. The regime recognized Israel without consulting the people of Nigeria. Western powers and Christian missionaries have taken over many areas and the evils of materialism and tribalism are harming the nation. If AIDS starts spreading owing to European influences, we might face a disaster like that in South Africa. Boko Haram is led by people who have given up the DUNYA for the DEEN. The army, armed and funded by the US and Israel, slaughtered hundreds of Boko Haram activists, destroyed their mosques and martyred their leader. However, they are coming back. From what I have read, they consider those who follow the West as kafirs. They want Muslims to follow the Qur'an and Sunnah. Sufi'ism has failed to stop Anglo-American influences; hence the emergence of purely Islamic groups, somewhat like the Taliban, seems to be the Will of Allah, inshallah. You should talk to them and try to purify Sufism of western influences.

2010-09-21 Tue 04:55:20 cdt