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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Awwal 17,1432/February 20, 2011 # 8

Latest: Karzai admits latest US air attacks have killed 64 Afghan civilians including 20 women and children. Please scroll to end.
Also see war news from Afghanistan.

Pakistanis want to exchange US agent Raymond Davis with Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Read Islamic leaders' words. Please scroll way down.

Press note from Kaukab Siddique, Ameer, Jamaat al-Muslimeen
Why does US government support Israel in its evil Actions? Obama rep Vetoes UN Resolution on Settlements.

On February 19, the United States vetoed a UN resolution against the expansion of Israeli settlements. It was the mildest possible resolution. It did not condemn the settlements but merely the expansion of settlements.

This veto leaves little doubt that that the Obama administration is as subservient to Israel as was the Bush administration.

Israel violates the basic laws of civilization. Its existence is that of a predator which revels in the destruction of human values.

Muslims of America should pray that America's rulers will start caring for America than for an entity which has no foundation in law.

Vast Prison System & Modern Mis-Education which teaches Acceptance of Inequalities

by Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ ]

Education fundamentally means the accumulation of knowledge that will enable the possessor to lead him/herself out of a low state/condition to a higher one. Such an education benefits the recipient. Throughout Africa and the Diaspora the world-wide system of European centered education, established over the past 500 years following the fall of Granada and the coming of Columbus to the New World, has not and is not providing this kind of education to the masses of the people.

What the masses are receiving is an education which does not benefit them, but which conditions them to acquire attitudes toward the glaring inequalities of life so that they can adjust themselves thereto with the least possible difficulties; and when this fails, especially for the males, the uneducated are placed under the control and supervision of the vast prison system. Presently this latter is occurring on an ever increasing scale, thereby deepening the crisis in the proper education of African people and consequently denying them the kind of education that will give them upward mobility and the kind of mathematics, science, engineering and technology necessary for the maintenance and building of a nation.

The writer is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and philosopher of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.

Think! The Spotlights are meant to bring creative thoughts.

Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina] National Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.

Spotlight #1: Why did change take so long to happen in Egypt? Remember Moses [Musa, pbuh] people wandered in the desert for 40 years? When people accept oppression, they have to wait till Allah brings a new generation.

Spotlight #2: Oppression is talked about but it is actively opposed when it hits us personally. From Carter to today, how many faces have changed in America, but it was the same devilish face for three decades in Egypt till the entire nation became its victim.

Spotlight #3: Look at oppression in America. Here credit card companies and loans on interest have run amuck. The people keep working hard to pay interest on mortgages. Savings are down to zero. The people are poor but helpless.

Spotlight #4. Revolutions for freedom happened in the West centuries back. The Muslim world was locked into repressive regimes. Now the Muslim world is regaining freedom while the West is becoming a vast police state and under severe controls.

Spotlight #5: Allah knows His creation. Allah has honored women and has ordained that a woman should have only one husband, while Allah has ordained that a man can have up to 4 wives in this world and more in the next. Allah's creation is best known to him.

Spotlight #6: Men plot and plan but Allah is the Best of planners. It may be that Allah ALLOWED the Zionists to bomb Gaza, so that certain circumstances may develop.

New Trend Monitor
Egypt: History in the Making: 2 Million Pray in Tahrir Square, Led by Shaikh Yusuf al-Qardawi: End of Emergency Rule?

February 18: Between one and two million Egyptians made the Friday prayer in Tahrir Square led by Shaikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi who has returned from exile in Qatar. He called on the military to remember its promises and noted that emergency rule has not been ended. He gave an inclusive message to include Muslims and Coptic Christians in his prayer.

There is speculation in the western media about the peaceful behavior of the Egyptian army. Gen. Enan, the commander-in-chief of the Egyptian army, was in the US when the peaceful uprising began. Why did the army desist from violence? Will it coopt the protestors successfully?

There is also speculation about the silence of Al-Zawahiri who is himself from Egypt. There is possibly a link between the behavior of the army and the silence of Al-Zawahiri. If the army had started a massacre, the people would have had to carry out armed resistance, thus opening the doors for al-Zawahiri. On the other hand, if an armed attack were to occur while the army is behaving like a lamb, it would discredit the Islamic forces.

Egypt seems to be passing through a "Weimar Republic" type of transition. It is looking for an Islamic leader, who is probably not al-Qaradawi.

Africa breaking its chains
Gaddafi Shows his brutal hand: 300 killed in Libya
Crowds chant "Allahu Akbar," Tear Down Gaddafi's Pics

50 Libyan Muslim leaders have urged security forces to stop killing civilians."This is an urgent appeal from religious scholars, intellectuals, and clan elders from Tripoli, Bani Walid, Zintan, Jadu, Msalata, Misrata, Zawiah, and other towns and villages of the western area," the appeal, signed by the group of leaders, stated."We appeal to every Muslim, within the regime or assisting it in any way, to recognise that the killing of innocent human beings is forbidden by our Creator and by His beloved prophet of compassion, peace be upon him ... Do not kill your brothers and sisters. Stop the massacre now!" [al-Jazeerah Feb.20]

By February 20, Col. Gaddafi's heavily armed thugs have killed more than 300 unarmed people. The killings began on Friday when Gaddafi's security forces shooting into the crowds in Benghazi. Then on Saturday, as masses of people turned up to oppose Gaddafi, the colonel sent in helicopters to machine gun the people from the air. Benghazi's hospitals are full of dead and dying people. Hundreds have been injured.

The good news is that Gaddafi's army is now split and some units in Benghazi have joined the Islamic masses. Some military vehicles siding with Gaddafi have been burned, along with the police headquarters in Benghazi.

On Sunday, In Benghazi, Gaddafi's forces started mass arrests of new crowds of protestors. In Al-Bayda, a city which was taken over by protestors, Gaddafi sent in his mercenary forces which have killed 25 people. In Tripoli, which is Gaddafi's stronghold, the protests were easily crushed. He, in turn, led a procession denouncing the protestors. However demonstrations have now [2.20] spread to ALL the cities in Libya.

Gaddafi used to pose as the liberator of Africa with the huge sums of oil money at his disposal. Islamic opposition to him grew to the extent that he feared that he would be toppled. Hence, he openly hooked up with the western powers. BP has large oil interests in Libya, hence the British & American silence on the slaughter he is carrying out. His mercenaries are using sniper rifles sold to him by the British only a few months back.

[New Trend readers might remember that Libya was the only Muslim country in which Islamic protests against the cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, which started in Denmark, were crushed. At that time 26 Islamic protestors were killed by Gaddafi's security force,

Unite Against Zionism: Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Call
Giving Muslim Political Prisoners a Human Face
We Urge the White House to Release ALL Political Prisoners.
Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman's Judge was a Zionist Jew: What Justice?

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Latest Khutba: The Rising of the Ummah
Ending Dictatorship & Disparities are Part of Islamic Revolution, not Secularism.
Women's Role & Shi'a-Sunni Unity & US Muslims

On February 18, Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' Khutba in Baltimore. Here are the main points for distribution across the country.

Texts:" O ye who believe! Enter into Islam completely and wholly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy." [The Qur'an 2:208]

Abu Huraira, r,a., reports: Sa'ad bin Ubadah, r.a., asked the messenger of Allah: If I see my wife with another male, is it true that I cannot take action until I bring four witnesses? The messenger of Allah, pbuh, said: Yes." [Hadith. Muwatta of Imam Malik.]
Let us supplicate: O Allah! Give victory to the people of Islam in Kashmir, Chechnya, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. O Allah help the people rising up in Africa, in Yemen and the Middle East in general to replace their tyrants with Islamic rule.

O Allah! Unite the Muslims of Baltimore and all America on the Qur'an and authentic Hadith, and save them O Allah from misleaders and agents.

Above all, O Allah we pray for your support of the Muslim Ummah to defeat the Yahood and drive them out of Palestine.

Lincoln University's Lectures & Recitals Committee Invites One and All to Attend.
Peace Activist to Speak at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

Date: February 22, 2011 Time: 1 PM. Place Ware Center Theater. HODARI ABDUL-'ALI Is a journalist, community activist and entrepreneur from San Diego, California now based in the Washington, DC area. He is a 1976 graduate of Howard University, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the student newspaper, The Hilltop, and a founder of WHBC, a radio station that still broadcasts on the campus.

He is a long time programmer with WPFW, 89.3 FM in Washington, DC (, For years he hosted a popular show called Freedom Sounds, and currently hosts a public affairs talk show called The Struggle Continues! Mr. Abdul-Ali is the Executive Director of the Give Peace A Chance Coalition (GPAC), an organization dedicated to improving ties between African-Americans and Africa ( He has travelled to over two dozen countries around the world, including seven in Africa.

He led fact-finding delegations to Sudan in 2002 and 2005. He was a keynote speaker in 2007 at a major conference in India focused on improving the democratic rights of Muslims, Dalits and other marginalized communities there. Many in the Washington,DC area know Brother Hodari, as he is commonly known, for his work is helping to educate the public about Islam, African-American culture and Africa.

He founded Pyramid Books, which became the first independent chain of African-American owned and oriented bookstores (1981-1998). Currently he operates Dar Es Salaam Books/Health Center in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Brother Hodari is married, a father, a grandfather, and made hajj to Makka in 1992. He has spoken at numerous schools and rallies, and can be reached at or on Facebook/Hodari Abdul-Ali.

I would like to thank Prof. Hunter Hayes and Ms. Sotilleo for helping to bring Mr. Ali to Lincoln University.

Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Unite Against Zionism, Imperialism & Despotism
We Can Have Global Muslim Unity:
Grasp this Moment in History

By Sis. Sofia [New York City]

To all Muslims around the globe: Grasp this moment in Islamic history as one last opportunity from Allah Almighty to wipe out the spiritual and moral blemish of our Shia-Sunni divide and to unite as One Ummah. Let us all join in unity as Muslims and not side with our enemies who have created divisions amongst us in the guise of "saviors" "benevolent rulers" "kings" "protectors of the Ka'aba" "modern world" and so on and so forth. "DIVIDE AND RULE" has been one weapon that they have used for centuries to destroy our lives and our lands. Our resolve now should be: "LET US UNITE AND TAKE CHARGE OF OUR LIVES."

The Qur'an is very clear in this regard: One Creator / Allah Almighty, One Humanity, One Ummah.

Muslims everywhere must now set aside all their disagreements and divisions and speak with one voice and stand up as One Ummah. This may be the last chance that Allah Almighty offers us to redeem our souls as Muslims.

If not now then when?

If not us then who?

Human Rights: URGENT ALERT:

Saudi government crackdown against members of the Islamic Omma Party
  1. Summary

    The government of Saudi Arabia continued to use arbitrary measures against political activists. Saudi authorities have arrested the members of the newly established "Islamic Omma Party" with no legal grounds. The founding members of the party have been detained with no charges since Thursday 16 February 2011 until now.

  2. Background

    The Islamic Omma Party is considered to be the first political party in Saudi Arabia. The party was formed by a group of nine Saudi intellectuals and political activists, who were aiming to bring political reform forward. The party was announced on Thursday 10February 2011. On Tuesday 15 February 2011, the party announced an open invitation to all activists in the presence of local and global media and journalists, to hold their first meeting.

    In reaction to this announcement, the Saudi authorities arrested and detained almost all the founding members of the party on Wednesday 16 February 2011. Those detained are: Dr Ahmed bin Sa'ad bin Gharm al-Ghamidi; professor at Umm al-Qura University, Mr Sa'ud bin Ahmed al-Dughaithir ;political activist; Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Muhammad al-Wuhaybi; lawyer and political activist; Dr Abdul Kareem bin Yusuf al-Khidhr; university professor, Shaykh Muhammad bin Hussein bin Ghaanim al-Qahtani; businessman, Mr Muhammad bin Naser al-Ghamidi; political activist, Dr Waleed bin Muhammad Abdullah al-Majid; lawyer; doctor of law.

    In Saudi Arabia the freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, independent political activities or free press are often restricted in order to prevent criticism of the government. IHRC condemns the arrest of political reformers by the Saudi authorities and urges them to immediately release the activists and ensure their legal and human rights are protected. The Saudi government must respect the public freedom and maintain peace and stability in the country, as was called by the party in their first letter to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. The arrest of activists at this time increases the tension between the government and the citizens and could lead to further repression and anarchy in the country.

  3. Action required Write to the Saudi authorities urging them to immediately release the political activists and to cease from using repressive measures to suppress freedom of expression and other legitimate activities.

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Exchange 'Aafia for Raymond. He is Not a Diplomat
Islamic Leader says: End of US Relationship would be a blessing

Karachi: February 18, 2011: Jamaat-e-Islami's top leader, Syed Munawar Hasan, told a press conference that Raymond Davis is not a diplomat but a double murderer who cannot be let off under any convention. The American demands for his release are condemnable, he said. A killing by happenstance or by accident could be considered for financial penalty, but deliberate homicide gives the relatives of the deceased the right to retaliate and they could, in addition, demand freedom for Dr. A'afia Siddiqui and for an end to American intervention in Pakistan.

Munawar Hasan was speaking at Idara-e-Noor-Haq. With him were Muhammad Hussain Mehnati [ameer of Jamaate--Islami Karachi], Nasrullah Khan Shujih [deputy ameer] and other leaders. He congratulated the activists of the Movement for the Defense of the Honor of the Prophet, pbuh, whose countrywide rallies made it impossible for the regime to abrogate or amend the laws against Blasphemy of the Prophet, pbuh.

Referring to President Obama's direct demand for the release of Raymond Davis, the Islamic leader said that the Pakistani president has not even mentioned the name of Dr. A'afia while the American president is demanding the release of a double murderer. What a shame! Raymond's passport itself shows that he is no diplomat. He said, if America breaks its ties with Pakistan, that would be good for Pakistan: In fact there cannot be a better scenario for Pakistan, he concluded.

From NT's Pakistan Observer
Raymond was Directing Drone Attacks: No Attacks after his Arrest.
Pak Leaders say, He should be tried under Anti-Terrorism Act

Lahore, February 18: Jamaate Islami's Deputy Secretary General, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, has called for Raymond Davis's trial under Anti-Terrorism Act and a thorough investigation of him as to his terrorist network.

In a statement here Friday, he said that Washington must be told point black that Raymond was not only the direct killer of three youths, he was behind the killing of thousands of citizens in drone attacks and target killings.

He said that the Pakistani nation was deadly against the US and its puppets ruling this country while the statements by US officials on Raymond issue were adding fuel to the fire.

JI central leader Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, addressing the Friday congregation at the Syed Maudoodi Institute mosque, said that all over the world, a killer was punished by the law of the land. Raymond had killed innocent youth in broad day light and the Pakistani people wanted that he be hanged to death under the Pakistani law.

Hafiz Idrees pointed out that the Holy Prophet (pbuh), had fought the historic battle of Mauta against the Syrians and the Jews only to avenge the murder of one of his companions. It was strange, he said, that the on one hand, the rulers were celebrating Milad of the Holy Prophet, while on the other hand, they was conspiring to release a murderer and deport him on some excuse.

He however said that the JI would continue its struggle for providing justice to the aggrieved families.

20 February 2011 Last updated at 11:38 ET
NATO Kills 64 Civilians, including 20 women/children
Those killed and injured were said to include women and children

[BBC Report follows. Some of it is funny if you see the humor of NATO investigating itself after murdering 64 people. No international outcry either!]

Nato has said it will investigate reports that it has killed dozens of civilians in recent days in ground and air strikes in eastern Afghanistan.

The governor of Kunar province has said 64 civilians have been killed in recent Nato-led air strikes in a remote mountainous district.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai later said more than 50 civilians had died.

Nato claims to have killed more than 30 insurgents in an overnight raid in the area two days ago.

A spokesman for the Nato forces in Afghanistan told the BBC that they had no evidence of any civilian casualties, but that they were looking into the reports.


Governor of Kunar Province, Fazlullah Wahidi, said on Sunday that 20 women and a number of children were among the 64 civilians killed in the district of Ghaziabad over the last few days.

Shortly afterwards, President Hamid Karzai said that, based on information from Afghanistan's spy agency and local officials, troops had killed more than 50 civilians during days of operations.

About 50 civilians have been martyred during international military forces operations in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province"

Mr Karzai said "about 50 civilians have been martyred during international military forces operations in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province," according to AFP, adding that he "strongly condemns" the killings.

War News
Taliban Storm Military Bank: Guerrilla attacks Tie down NATO forces

February 19: In a seemingly well-planned Taliban attack on Jalalabad's Kabul Bank, the US-funded military of Karzai suffered heavily. The Karzai troops and special police had lined up to draw salaries from the bank when the Taliban struck. Kabul reports 21 military and 17 civilians associated with the military killed and 71 wounded. The three Taliban attackers were also killed.

Slow but Steady NATO Losses:

During February, to the 17th, NATO sources said 21 of their its troops were killed. No Taliban losses reported.

February 18. In the northern town of Pul-e-Charkhi, a mujahid who had joined NATO as an opponent of mujahideen, opened fire on German troops, killing 3 and injuring 6. The Germans had just taken off their armor when the mujahid opened fire.

February 19: In southern Afghanistan, in a gunfight with Taliban, an Australian trooper and his interpreter were killed.

[NT observers say: Australian irony: Australia claims that it is trying to help "reconstruct" Afghanistan, but in the meantime, it seems that an angel from God decided to send unprecedented floods and a cyclone to two of Australia's provinces. Some say it was like an "inland tsunami." Now Australia has to reconstruct itself.

Readers might remember that when the Qur'an was thrown into the latrines in Gtmo, Katrina "reconstructed" several American cities, of which New Orleans was the only human error. ]

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