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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Mohurram 6, 1432/ December 13, 2010 # 49

Verse of the Week

"O you who believe! if you obey a party from among those who have been given the Book, they will turn you back as unbelievers after you have believed. But how can you disbelieve while it is you to whom the communications of Allah are recited, and among you is His Messenger? And whoever holds fast to Allah, he indeed is guided to the right path. O you who believe! be careful of your duty to Allah with the care which is due to Him, and do not dies unless you are Muslims."

-Holy Qur'an, 3:100-102

Hadith of the Week

From Ayesha, r.a: "By Allah, who took away the Prophet. The Prophet never missed them (two Rakat) after the 'Asr prayer till he met Allah and he did not meet Allah till it became heavy for him to pray while standing so he used to offer most of the prayers while sitting. (She meant the two Rakat after Asr). He used to pray them in the house and never prayed them in the mosque lest it might be hard for his followers and he loved what was easy for them.

-Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 10, Number 564

Submitted by Sis. Kristi

Women's Rights
Widespread Incidents of Rape in New Delhi, India

December 10: BBC. Multiple incidents of rapes in India's capital have spread terror and fear in the female population. Special police patrols have been set up to protect women.

[NT comment: The use of women as objects of entertainment in Bollywood and Hollywood have contributed to the degradation of womanhood in India. Conditions are getting worse.]

Latest News


December 10: Wikileaks cables have revealed that heavy Soviet tanks were delivered to Southern Sudan, with the connivance of the U.S. with its ally Kenya. Sixty-seven heavy tanks were delivered during the Bush era, thus making it possible for the South to defy the Islamic government in Khartoum. The story was uncovered when Somali pirates captured a ship carrying another 36 heavy tanks, held it for 3 months and released it only after Somali pirates were paid $3 million. Now the Obama administration has stopped the shipments while it waits to make sure the South separates from Sudan, pressuring for separation. [Source: NPR] [Israel, the U.S. and Russia worked against Sudan - editor.]


December 12: South west of Kandahar, an Islamic fighter sent by the Taliban carried out a martyrdom operation against elite US troops, killing 6 of them. Till now in December, the Taliban have killed 22 NATO troops. Another 58 of NATO's best were killed in November. The Taliban have lost 25 killed. [Western sources used here.]

Taliban videos of the jihad are steadily reaching Pakistani Internet groups.

[Obama's policy followed by the media is to give no coverage to the fighting. The public has been cut off from interest in the war.]


December 12 attack in Ramadi and December 10 attack in Tikrit have killed 13 and wounded 23 police and people connected to the Maliki group in Bagdad. Four of attackers were captured. A US soldier was fatally wounded in Wasit province. [Again US coverage is minimal.]


December 11: Pakistan's military admitted new fighting in Swat and Mohmand agencies. It claimed to have killed 7 Islamic fighters. The areas were "conquered" by the US-backed military a year back but the support for Pak Taliban is so widespread that General Kayani keeps the areas under tight military rule. No journalists are allowed. Travel is severely restricted.

December 12: Jamaate Islami's secretary general Liaqat Baluch told a rally in Multan that if the Blasphemy Law is repealed, the masses will rise up and overthrow the government. He said that the government is trying to protect Aasia, who insulted the Prophet, pbuh, but is not protecting Aafia who is in a U.S. prison. Pakistan is based on love of Muhammad, pbuh, and secularist attempts to open up the sacred to abuse as in the West will be opposed.

A huge gathering of Tablighi Jamaat ended at Raiwind near Lahore after a 45 minute long prayer calling on Allah Almighty to protect Pakistan.

Gunmen opened fire on police in central Peshawar killing two policemen. Also security forces completed their campaign in Taliban supporting areas of Karachi and seized an assortment of weapons.


Our comment "Amazing but True! Finally ISNA-CAIR Supporter Publishes a New Trend Report, Nadrat Siddique's Extensive Interview with Sis. Karima al-Amin," which appeared on December 6, erred on two counts: It was incorrectly reported that the Muslim Link (TML) did not cover Jamaat al-Muslimeen's historic rally against Salman Rushdie. The story was carried in TML's inside pages. Additionally, the Muslim Link's coverage of Madeleine Albright's appearance at the Islamic Society of Baltimore was not a blanket endorsement, and included criticism of her by audience members. New Trend regrets the errors.

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U.S. Activism

Quotable Quote

"Zionism is a development within racism and supremacist ideas. Zionism is racism."

--Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ ] , top mathematician, Distinguished Professor and Islamic educator, addressing the National Shoora of Jamaat a-Muslimeen.

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From Imam Badi Ali [National Islamic Shoora] Jamaat al-Muslimeen, North Carolina

Spotlight #1: Wikileaks cables show that Arab leaders tell everything to their American friends. The rulers face no consequences because dissent is not permitted. The world laughs at them but they continue to rule "forever."

Spotlight #2: Wikileaks has revealed no information about Osama bin Laden. It could mean that he has successfully evaded American intelligence.

Spotlight #3: President Obama's failure is coming out in a variety of ways. He made promises to everyone to get elected. He would go to Latinos, African Americans etc ... Now people are seeing through him. His obedience to Israel showed through.

Dr. Siddique's Complete Quds Day Speech Receives 9,226 Youtube Hits

Enter "Kaukab Siddique" in the youtube search engine, and you'll get four interesting entries right away. The first one is CBN reporter Stackelbeck's attack on Dr. Siddique in which he cut a slice out of the Washington, DC speech, and then told a bunch of lies about Siddique. Stack is an extreme right winger who would make Limbaugh envious. This has received 1,649 views.

The second entry is Dr. Siddique's complete speech in DC (on which Stackelbeck did his hachetjob). This has received 9,226 views. Owing to the relative freedom of the internet and youtube, the complete picture which Dr. Siddique attempted to convey could not be concealed by CBN and Stackelbeck. Scores of Zionists have written abuse in the comments section after the speech, but these comments contain nothing of substance. They simply show Jewish hatred for Muslims.

The third entry is Dr. Siddique's interview with Hisham Tillawi on the Mumbai (India) attack. This has received 730 views.

"Holocaust"-Related New Attack on Dr. Siddique by Academics answered by Michael Hoffman

This is the fourth entry for Kaukab Siddique on youtube (for the first three, see above).

The November 7 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education carried a new attack on Dr. Siddique from Prof. Cary Nelson at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and one Naomi Riley . Michael Hoffman has given a devastating response to Prof. Nelson. It's a must read!

Hoffman has already received 1,060 views.

Notes from Kaukab Siddique

Welcome to the new Islamic Year, 1432: Join the Caravan of Musa (pbuh), Umar (ra), and Husain (ra)

Narrated 'Aisha, r.a. Allah's Apostle ordered (the Muslims) to fast on the day of 'Ashura', and when fasting in the month of Ramadan was prescribed, it became optional for one to fast on that day ('Ashura'). (Hadith, Sahih Bukhari)

The Islamic calendar begins with the hijra of Muhammad, pbuh, when he left his home and everything of this world, only with Abu Bakr, r.a., and barely made it with his life to Yathreb which came to be known as Madinatun Nabi [the City of the Prophet, pbuh]. Giving up everything for Allah's sake: that's what the Islamic way of life entails.

The calendar itself was initiated by Umar, r.a., the second rightly guided Caliph of Islam, and the greatest Muslim in history after the prophets, peace be on them, Abu Bakr, r.a. and Ayesha r.a.

The fast on the 10th of Muharram is in memory of the Day when Pharoah and his army were drowned and Musa, pbuh, and his people were saved by Allah. It is a day for Muslims to remember that the greatest worldly powers, like Zionism and Imperialism today, will be destroyed by Allah Almighty.

As the Jews too claimed Musa, [Moses], pbuh, and fasted on Ashura [10 Muharram]. Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, taught Muslims to fast on both the 9th and the 10th. The Muslims must never get mixed up with the Jews.

A day to remember is Muharram 1 when Umar, Allah be pleased with him, was martyred. He was the greatest ruler the Muslim world has known [after the Prophet, pbuh] for whom Justice, Compassion and defiance of superpowers were central, based on love and fear of Allah. He was martyred because he did not take security precautions against enemy agents.

Umar, r,a., loved the Islamic family of the Prophet, pbuh. Ali, r.a., was his friend and member of his central consultative committee. He loved the grandchildren of the Prophet, pbuh, Hasan and Husain, Allah be pleased with them, and gave them high stipends. Finally, he married a daughter of Ali, r.a., to cement the bond of Islamic unity. The Shi'a sect has fabricated weird stories to defame Umar, r.a., and to paint him in a negative light. It is time that our Shi'a brothers and sisters give up this process of abuse and defamation. [Here is what the genuine Shi'a imams taught:

"From both Imam Baqir Muhammad bin Ali and Imam Jafar Sadiq: Both Abu Bakr and Umar were Imams of Islam. They were Just. We love them and we despise their enemies. From Imam Ja'afar Sadiq: Can anyone speak against his grandfather? Abu Bakr Siddiq was my grandfather. May my ancestor, Muhammad, pbuh, not intercede with Allah for me if I do not love Abu Bakr and hate his enemies." [Collected in the Musnad of Ahmad and by Hakim.]

Last but not least, Mohurram 10 is the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Husain, the grandson of the Prophet, pbuh. He was martyred at Kerbala [in Iraq] along with his family who were all killed by a ruthless tribal army. Imam Husain stood against kingship, hereditary rule, a corrupt power structure and tyranny. He does not belong to any one sect but to the entire Muslim ummah. Many Sunnis have associated him with Shi'aism. They see the Shi'as beating their chests [matam], crying and wailing for Imam Husain, all of which is forbidden in Islam, and they get turned off.

Kerbala has a symbolic value. We don't need to fight those battles all over again. We see the Shi'as today in Iraq and Afghanistan working with and for the kuffar. We see them in Pakistan, hand in glove with General Kayani's made-in-America army. Imam Husain did not accept a ruler who followed Islam conventionally but was not politically Islamic. Would he have accepted NATO? God forbid! Shia'ism has fallen to its lowest point in modern history.

I pray for the emergence of great Islamic scholars and leaders from Shia'ism, Ayatollahs of the stature of Sunni jihad leaders, who would unite the Shi'as and the Sunnis. If there is no Husain, alayhis salam, among the Shi'as, Iran will be isolated, divided and assaulted by Imperialism and Zionism.

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Zionists 'Own' US Congress and Media, Says Helen Thomas
The Detroit News

December 2, 2010

Helen Thomas said that she stands by her comments about Israel she made earlier this year that led to her resignation as a national columnist. And she went further, saying that Zionists control U.S. foreign policy and other institutions. .. .. Thomas, a longtime White House correspondent who grew up in Detroit as the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was in Dearborn for a workshop on anti-Arab bias. .. .. "Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion," she said. "They put their money where their mouth is. We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way."

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Christian and Jewish Zionists Both Deny Jesus' (PBUH) Teachings.
By Charles E. Carlson

Dec 03, 2010

The books that Christian Zionists rely upon reveal how crafty distortions have, for two generations, enabled Celebrity Christian leaders to support political Israel and perpetual war in the Middle East.

When I meet a professing Christ follower my first question is, "What do you make of Jesus' words in the 5th chapter, Book of Matthew, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven, Blessed are the meek, the merciful, the pure; Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God?"

If the person I ask is a bright child, he will usually say these are rules Jesus expects. However, when I ask a pastor or adult church leader in those churches that are influenced by Christian Zionism's world view, the answer is usually confused, something like this: "We do not live in a perfect world,"... "we have to realize Jesus was giving an object lesson on how bad the world really is," or "He showed us how impossible the pure life is." Those leaders who realize they are supporting world conflict might say "some wars are just, are you a pacifist?" or "these are not really standards Jesus expects of us, because we are all sinners." From the most scholarly I hear "life will be that way someday in the Millennial Kingdom after Jesus returns to earth, after the rapture."

Misleading footnotes dominate several other study bibles, including the John Mac Arthur and modern and popular NIV Study Bibles. Corrupted bibles misdirect pastors, who then misdirect the followers of Jesus. Christian Zionists pastors usually refer to the text as "the inspired or inerrant word of God."

The most damaging of the Christian Zionist bible distorters was Cyrus I Scofield, who in 1908 wrote a book that has since been revised three or more times by its owner, Oxford University Press. The Scofield Reference Bible is used in many seminaries. Deceptive footnotes and "Subheading" have been added to a traditional text that directed readers to believe Jesus words in Matthew 5, are "The Principles and Rules of the Kingdom" (meaning Heaven) which is very different from rules to live by on this earth. In 1967, Oxford University Press put forth drastically changed FOOTNOTES and SUB-HEADINGS carefully interwoven with the Scofield original notes making them nearly indistinguishable to most readers. Even the new language style is conformed to the old, blending, like the old and new boards in my oak floor, deliberately interwoven to make the old and new seem indistinguishable to the casual eye. The devil lurks in the footnotes.

Children come up with the right answer when asked what Jesus' words mean because they have not yet been inculcated with the Christian Zionist jargon. In contrast, Christian Zionists as much as say that Jesus' words are not to be taken literally, but are a description of life in a perfect place Jesus has prepared for those who believe in him.

Once we understand how and why Christian Zionists distort Jesus' words, we can quickly see why they support Israel's occupation of the land of the Philistines. US wars in the Middle East and Israel's brutal occupation are seen as "God's will"--necessary steps in the chain toward a perfect world after Jesus comes back. Several celebrity Christian leaders openly lobby for a preemptive strike on Iran and the deportation of all Palestinians from the State of Israel.
The church-centered pro-Zionist group that influence the largest voting bloc in the U.S.A, practice the reverse of what their leaders say they believe. Southern Baptists and most non-denominational mega-churches are led by TV celebrities, profess that the Bible is the literal, inerrant word of God, preserved by His hand. They teach not from the ancient words, but from man added footnotes and commentaries inserted into several popular study bibles, which often avoid or deny Jesus words. This is the dark secret this sect cannot face. This author's audio-visual presentation on this subject is called "The Tragedy and The Turning."

The writer lives in Colorado and is a leading proponent of the pure teachings of Jesus, pbuh.

His website is:,
Email: ccarlson[at]whtt[dot]org

Re: "Letter from Israeli ParatrooperZionists Rally their Forces Against Dr. Siddique. Financial Pressure Brought Against Lincoln University. "

U.S. Muslimah Urges Dr. Siddique to be Steadfast: Life, Death & Livelihood are in Allah's Hands

[Writer's name withheld but we can reveal that she is a highly educated & highly spiritual woman -- Ed.]

Asalaam o alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu!

After your speech in Washington DC, you have been engulfed with threats to your safety and your Rizq. This has probably caused you tremendous trepidation and some unrest.

I just wanted to remind you that Shaytaan has many ways of sidetracking the Muslim who is struggling to become a Momin.

One special way is to bring issues that interest the Muslim and wrap him up in answering stupid false allegations thus expending tremendous amounts of emotional, physical and financial energy on that. Thus the time, energy, and finances for dawah or sharing the message of Allah and His wahdaniat are diluted and may even fizzle out.

Other ways that Shaytaan also derails the efforts of a Muslim is by tantalizing him or her with a race against the "bad" factors with a to and fro dialogue which has no benefit to you or to those struggling to remain on the path of Allah, but may keep you occupied and away from what is beneficial.

In all of this I want to remind you of two things which I pray that you will keep close to your heart:
  1. Your Rizq is prewritten by Allah Subhanawataala, and you will get it no matter what happens. If it seemingly decreases (in case you are fired from Lincoln) inshallah you will get it elsewhere, and only when the day of your death comes you will run out of it. Thus all your efforts should remain in getting the message of Tawheed out to the American public who are starving for it and not worry about your Rizq (Alhamdollillah you have demonstrated this).
  2. Your day of death is prewritten, so no one can kill you or maim you without the permission of Allah, and if He permits them to do so, no one can stop it. Thus make lots of dua to Him Subhanawataala to protect you from the oppressors (Surah Baqara: 286)
Finally my humble suggestion is to continue your work in Deen Fi Sabillallah, keeping within the circle of the etiquette and manners of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Continue to make dua to Allah Subhnawataala to release you from all difficulties and ask Him Subhanawataala to give you complete Tawakkul in Him. (Surah Taubah 129).

Most importantly as you probably already do, ask for His forgiveness and His protection (Surah Al Mominoon 118). Please remember that "with each difficulty there is ease."

Just my humble suggestions. May Allah grant you health, wisdom, energy and Protection in all that you do in His path.

With Duas and Best Wishes.

Christian Priest's Wife Embraced Islam: Arrested by Egyptian Police, Handed over to Copts.
Disappeared into Church. Fate Unknown.

From: Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Téléphone: (41-22) 917 9189
Fax: (+41-22) 917 90 06Email: wgeid[at]ohchr[dot]org
Action Alert: Egypt - Enforced Disappearance of Camilia Shehata

1. Alert

Six months have passed since Camilia Shehata, the 26-year-old wife of a priest, raised as an Orthodox Christian in Egypt disappeared after converting to Islam. She fled from her home on July 18, 2010 and was found five days later by police. The police handed her over to the Coptic Orthodox Church.

According to the Egyptian Constitution, 'no adult can be held against their will or returned to their family' and 'personal freedom is a natural and protected right'.IHRC calls on the Egyptian government to find out the fate of Shehata to ensure her wellbeing.

2. Background

Camilia Shehata, schoolteacher and wife of Tedaos Samaan, a priest in Mar Gerges Church in Deir Mawas, disappeared on July 18, 2010. Her husband and family accused Muslims of abducting her and converting her to Islam. Samaan also organised Coptic demonstrations in front of the Cathedral attended by hundreds of Copts who were calling for her return and condemning the Security Services for not helping them find her.

Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper stated 'the headmaster of Bani Salem Preparatory School—where Shehata worked—said she booked a 15-day vacation and took all her financial entitlements before she disappeared on Sunday afternoon'. 'The head of the local Post office said Shehata withdrew 43,000 Egyptian pounds from her account before she went missing.'

Sheikh Moftah Fadel, who accompanied Shehata to Cairo, stated that she had converted to Islam a year and a half ago secretly. She also celebrated her conversion to Islam with her Muslim colleagues at school according to

Sheikh Fadel went with Shehata to Al-Azhar in Cairo and was going to be a witness to her testimony to Islam. Shehata intended to certify and declare her conversion. Sheikh Fadel claims that the officials gave in to instructions from the security agencies and declined to complete the conversion formalities. On the next day, the police arrested her and she was forcibly returned to the church.

The church later announced that Shehata was not abducted by Muslims, and that she had left her home of her own free will.

Muslims have held many demonstrations calling for the release of Shehata. They have called on the church to let her appear in public as they were deeply concerned about her whereabouts and wellbeing. Demonstrators held pictures of Shehata wearing a black veil and signs bearing "I will die a Muslim".

According to Al-Masry Al-youm newspaper church sources stated that: "The Pope would not permit Shehata to make any public appearances even if demonstrations were held daily."

The church later announced that Shehata is currently under its protection and is receiving 'psychotherapy sessions.'

The story of Shehata is similar to that of Wafaa Constantine, wife of a priest who converted to Islam and was forcibly returned to the church by the police in 2004 but was never seen again.

The disappearance of Shehata is considered an enforced disappearance by the Church with the help of the Egyptian security agencies who forcibly handed an adult citizen, against her will, to the church. This is in clear violation of the Egyptian Constitution which stipulates 'the personal freedom is a natural and protected right'. Her involuntary disappearance is also in violation of Article 2 of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance which states that: ""enforced disappearance" is considered to be the arrest, detention, abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty by agents of the State or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization, support or acquiescence of the State, followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person, which place such a person outside the protection of the law."

Freedom of religion is a basic human right. Egypt adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Right in 1948. According to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that: "Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."

IHRC calls on the Coptic Church and Egyptian government to reveal the fate of Camilia Shehata who has been out of sight for six months now. IHRC is deeply concerned about Shehata's physical and psychological wellbeing. It calls on the Egyptian government to use its authority to insure the safety and freedom of Shehata, and to impose pressure on the Coptic Church to release her. Shehata was allegedly seen in a video aired on TV channels and the internet, however the authenticity of the video is disputed and it is believed that the person in the video is not Shehata.

IHRC urges all campaigners to write to UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary
Disappearances, Egyptian Minister of Interior and the Egyptian
embassies to reveal the whereabouts and the fate of Camilia Shehata Shehata.

3. Action required

Contact the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Egyptian Minister of Interior and the Egyptian embassies in your localities via fax, email, post or telephone to urge the Egyptian authorities find the whereabouts of Camilia Shehata and request that she be shown to the public to ensure her safety and wellbeing. Contact details have been provided below for your convenience. It is preferable that letters be sent via post, or otherwise by fax and/or email.
As always, be sure to be polite and respectful while voicing your concerns via telephone.

Habib Ibrahim el-Adly
Minister of Interior
25-al-Sheikh Rihan Street
Bab al-Louk
Cairo, EgyptFax: 01120 22796 0682
E-mail: moi[at]idsc[dot]gov[dot]eg
Egyptian Ambassadors in your locality:

Blatant Racism in England
Muslims-Africans face Police Terror: Afia's 19 Year old son
Courtesy of Uhuru News

LONDON — Like many areas across the UK that have a large black population, the community of Willesden in the Borough of Brent is in a constant state of police containment.

Even though the metropolitan police and white media in this country most often choose to justify this military occupation in the area through their constant slander of African youth as being gun toting and knife wielding drug barons, most Africans you meet on the High Road here are seriously mistrusting of the police.

As with most places throughout the African world, this is not without good reason. Afia Asantewaa and her family, who have always lived in this area as a family, are no strangers to state slander and terror. In fact, they are a prime example of the kind of terror that isolated Africans are forced to endure in the area.

Afia's 19-year-old son, Tyrone, was diagnosed eight years ago as having Special Educational Needs and learning difficulties, and has not had access to any of the support or facilities that the state say he is entitled to.

But, this is just a small part of the attack on Tyrone and his family. Over the past five years, Tyrone has been subjected to about 300 incidents with police. In one example of many, Afia details how her son was beaten up in a local shop by youths. One of these youths was spotted in the back of a police car on the street where the family lives, while the cop in front pointed to the house.

Despite the eye-witness statement of the Indian shopkeeper stating that Tyrone was the one who had been attacked, Tyrone was charged and convicted of assault. On another occasion, the police had invaded the family's home and manhandled Afia. Then she was arrested, charged, convicted and fined for assaulting the cop!

Sister Afia, speaking at a Conference for Justice for Ricky Bishop — who himself was murdered by Brixton Police in 2001 — held in November in Brixton, described her son's life as being a cycle where the state takes him from either his home or the street to a cell, to a court room, back onto the street and then to a cell again.

Tyrone has spent very little of the last five years at home. He has spent most of those years institutionalized in either prison, court, police station or mental health institutions. Whilst Afia was preparing to come to the meeting on that cold Saturday in November, she was called once again by Brent Police to inform her that they had her son in custody and that she was welcome to join them at the station as an appropriate adult for Tyrone.

Brent Police could not have been more insulting if they had slapped her in the face with a wet fish! Having already decided themselves to choose an unknown social worker to act as appropriate adult for her son, they were attempting to lure her down to the police station and further frustrate her by not allowing her to see her son.

Afia, having been bitten by this venomous tactic before, was not buying it and flatly refused to go to the station. Since the meeting, Tyrone has been picked up on a further three occasions for reasons mostly unknown. Even the solicitors and barristers — who at one time appeared supportive and are supposedly meant to represent Tyrone — appear to be in on the act.

They are withholding information, appealing for more home visits from the police who continue to terrorize Tyrone and going against Afia's wishes by beginning proceedings before she could get the much needed medication for her son.

The International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement (InPDUM) in Brent and the rest of the world are absolutely clear that the attack on Afia Asantewaa and her family are not unique, but are a part of the British government's public policy of police containment, in order to put down any idea that Africans may have in our heads about resisting its domination of us.

It is also our understanding that the only way to resolve this contradiction — and to ensure the same policy that killed Ricky Bishop and is being used against Tyrone is destroyed for good — is through organized resistance of the African community and into a single mass movement.

In the words of the great Malcolm X, "You don't take your case to the criminal! You take your criminal to court!" It is for this reason that we are engaged in a process here in the UK and throughout the world to build the World Tribunal for Reparations to Africa and African people, which will put the state on trial for the crimes they commit against African people like Afia and her family.

What you can do:

Call-in to the police switchboard to verbally protest against the treatment of Tyrone. Below is a guideline script for the phone calls.

They will try to ask for your address, but you do not have to give them any information other than your name. Make sure they give you a reference number as confirmation that they have registered your complaint.

Contact InPDUM by phone on 07723-067-486 or by e-mailing
inpdum_london[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk to report on how the call went.

"I am calling to exercise my democratic right to protest against the ongoing vicious attack that Brent Police are implementing in the black community with regard to Tyrone Burton of Willesden and his family. I understand that Tyrone has been persistently targeted by Brent Police since 2005 and over the last few weeks in particular has spent most of his time either within your custody or at court, most of the time not even being aware of why he is being held. I demand an end to this ridiculous harassment that has seen over 300 police troops march through Tyrone's family home with little, if at all any, regard for this family's rights. Disciplinary action and charges must be brought against all individuals of the force who are involved. Police must be accountable to the people and should not be free to terrorize the community with no fear of repercussions."

The number for the police switchboard is: 0300 123 1212 .Do not allow them to intimidate you or try and engage you in a debate. You are exercising a democratic right.

InPDUM will also be leading a demonstration outside Wembley Police Station 603 Harrow Rd, Wembley HA0 2HH on Saturday, December 18, starting at 1pm and ending at 4pm. See you there!

Down with state terror! All power to the people!

Our America

Historic One Day Strike in ALL of Georgia's Prison.
One in every 13 Georgian Adults is in Prison

By Bruce A. Dixon
Black Agenda Report, Managing Editor

In an action which is unprecedented on several levels, black, brown and white inmates of Georgia's notorious state prison system are standing together for a historic one day peaceful strike today, during which they are remaining in their cells, refusing work and other assignments and activities. This is a groundbreaking event not only because inmates are standing up for themselves and their own human rights, but because prisoners are setting an example by reaching across racial boundaries which, in prisons, have historically been used to pit oppressed communities against each other.

The action is taking place today in at least half a dozen of Georgia's more than one hundred state prisons, correctional facilities, work camps, county prisons and other correctional facilities. We have unconfirmed reports that authorities at Macon State prison have aggressively responded to the strike by sending tactical squads in to rough up and menace inmates.

Outside calls from concerned citizens and news media will tend to stay the hand of prison authorities who may tend to react with reckless and brutal aggression. So calls to the warden's office of the following Georgia State Prisons expressing concern for the welfare of the prisoners during this and the next few days are welcome.

Macon State Prison: (978) 472-3900
Hays State Prison: (706) 857-0400
Telfair State prison: (229) 868-7721
Baldwin State Prison: (478) 445-5218
Valdosta State Prison: (229) 333-7900
Smith State Prison: (912) 654-5000

The Georgia Department of Corrections is at and their phone number is (478) 992-5246

One in every thirteen adults in the state of Georgia is in prison, on parole or probation or some form of court or correctional supervision.

Hadith Studies
Analysis of the Source of Attacks on Hadith
An Interesting Point about Imam Bukhari

By Dr. Kaukab Siddique

Part of the Euro-American war against Islam is the systematic assault on the credibility and authenticity of the Hadith. Anti-Islam scholars see Hadith as a promising target because they believe that a certain segment of Muslims is vulnerable to an attack on Hadith. One of the developments of neo-colonialism was the emergence of westernized elites in each Muslim country who were well versed in western poetry, drama, fiction, admired the scientific developments in the West and despised the religious populists among their own people whom they labeled broadly as mullahs.

There was some justification in the reaction to the mullahs. A conventional type of religious preacher/teacher had become commonplace who was not well-grounded in Islamic studies and often used weak or out-of-context hadith narrations to arrive at broad generalizations. These preachers were also sectarian in their approach to religion and created a picture of hadith related Islam which repulsed even those westernized elites who wanted to return to their Islamic roots.

Owing to the proliferation of these shallow preachers, the elites did not see (or could not see) that authentic Islamic scholars were also coming forth to lead the nation, among them people like Abul Ala Maudoodi, Syed Qutb, Imam Khomeini and Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman.

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Attack on the Hadith is carried out under the slogan of Quran only. Thus the attack can resonate among Muslims who though westernized have considerable loyalty to Islam. It is often not seen as an attack on Islam at all but rather as an attempt to purify Islam.
The beginning point is usually to claim that Imam Bukhari himself, the foremost among compilers of hadith selected only a couple thousand hadith from among the 600,000 or so which he found.

Here is a typical comment on Hadith from G. A. Pervez . With reference to the collectors of Hadith, he says:

"They found hundreds of thousands of Hadith but there were very few among them which they (the collectors) declared sahih (correct or authentic) and recorded them in their compilations. By the way, notice how many hadith these persons found and how many hadith they selected for inclusion in their compilations:

1. Imam Bukhari . Out of 600,000, leaving out repeats, he took only 2762.

2. Imam Muslim. Out of 300,000, only 4348.. and so on he goes on with the remaining six books of Hadith.

He concludes thus:

Obviously when the acceptance and rejection of hadith depends on the compilers perception, who can say that out of this dump of hundreds of thousands which these persons rejected, how many authentic hadith might have also been wasted. As for the many hadith among those which these persons chose, which can in no way be considered the words and actions of the Prophet (pbuh), will be clarified further on in this book. (Matalib al-Quran volume 4 by G. A. Pervez, pages 352 and 353).

This quote is important because it has become the staple of anti-Hadith polemic during the more recent war against Islam. Notice the attempt to speculate and cause doubt: "who can say."

The date of publication is important: 1981.

The publisher is the Perwezi sect's organization called Idara-e-Tolu-Islam.

This could have been just an individuals misunderstanding of Hadith. However, the publishers present Pervez as Mufak-kir-e-Quran [The Quranic Thinker]. Important here is Pervez's dishonesty. He did not admit an important fact that these objections against Hadith have been brought by ALL THE FAMOUS CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY WRITERS. In a translation of The Life and Message of Muhammad (pbuh) by Allama Saiyid Sulaimam Nadwi by Mohiuddin Ahmad (published in 1977, four years before Perwez's book), we are given precise information on the Christian missionary charge against Hadith relating to the SPECIFIC ISSUE of the few hadith selected out of 600,000 etc by Bukhari and others.

The following FAMOUS Christian writers contended on the basis of Bukhari's selection from 600,000 and Ibn Hanbal's out of 7,500,000 that hadith was all a mass of forgeries and dubious reports. These charges occur in a variety of forms in:

1. Muir, LIFE OF MAHOMET, London, 1894, vol.1, page xxxvii
2. H.A. R. Gibbs, MOHAMMDANISM, London, 1964, page. 79.
3. R. A. Nicholson, A LITERARY HISTORY OF THE ARABS, Cambridge, page 1962
4. A. Guillaume, ISLAM, p. 91

Pervez was not a scholar of Hadith and he cleverly concealed the probable source of his attack on Hadith which was:
Christian missionary polemicists.
Pervez was not only not a scholar of Hadith, he did not know even its basics. Unfortunately he made a virtue of his ignorance. In simplified form, here are a few points which will help readers understand why there were so many hadith and Bukhari only selected a couple thousand:

1. If a hadith is narrated by a hundred students of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), it is counted in hadith narration as ONE HUNDRED HADITH. Thus the text is only ONE, but the chains of narration come from many narrators. Take the first hadith in Bukhari's Sahih: IT IS NARRATED by way of many chains of narration. The Prophet said (pbuh):
ACTIONS SHALL BE JUDGED BY INTENTIONS. If 70 students of the Prophets companions heard this hadith from hazrat Umar (r.a.), one of his companions, that would start 70 chains of narration. The students student would have his own student and school of learning, etc.

IMAM BUKHARI would look at the 70 chains of narration (or 70 hadith) and SELECT THE ONE HE CONSIDERED the MOST RELIABLE OR COMPLETE.
The process goes on with all the hadith he selected.
He is not leaving out any fabrications. [He would not even consider fabrications.] He is leaving out chains of narrations which are not the best. [For numerous specific examples, see Azmi's STUDIES IN EARLY HADITH LITERATURE, 1968 and Mustafa Sibais AL-SUNNAH Wa MAKANATUHA FI AL ISLAM, 1961.]

The full title of Bukhari's compilation contains the word Al-MUKHTASAR which indicates clearly that he was NOT trying to collect ALL the correct Hadith but a selection of authentic hadith.

[For our Urdu readers, if a person selects some of Iqbal's poetry, and compiles a selection of what he considers the best, that does not mean that the poetry he does not select is FABRICATED and does not belong to Iqbal.]

This is only one of the proofs that Pervez was a charlatan and a liar deliberately publishing false stories against Hadith to spread distrust and suspicion against the second sacred source of Islam, the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

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