News  #  1376
[ Click on NEWS for back issues ][ OUR BOOKS ][ Previous Issue ]

Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Awwal 24,1432/February 27, 2011 # 9

Veteran Islamic teacher and scholar, Br. Shamim Siddiqui [Long Island, New York] urges Jamaat al-Muslimeen activists to prepare themselves spiritually to carry the message of Islam in America. One of Br. Shamim's valuable books is Al-Fateha & Its Significance. How many Muslims know the great wisdom in the al-Fateha which is recited in each rakat of prayer? This book is essential. If you are serious as an Islamic activist for peace in America, we'll send it to you for free, fi sabil Allah.

Press Release by Kaukab Siddique, ameer, Jamaat al-Muslimeen
US Military Intervention in Libya will be opposed by Muslims. Most of Libya is already under Islamic control

We urge the US not to intervene in Libya. The Libyan people have not asked for any such intervention. Most of Libya has passed into Islamic control both east and west of Tripoli. Col. Gaddafi is carrying on a futile battle against Islam in Tripoli and the nearby areas.

Gaddafi was a nationalist and Africanist at one time. However, he could not tolerate the rise of the Islamic opposition. In his fear of being overthrown by the "mullahs" he linked up with the US, surrendered his nuclear assets and paid for the Lockerbie act of terrorism.

Gaddafi's weird claim that Al-Qaida is behind the uprising, and his constant harping on "Islamic extremism," indicates that he is expecting support from the western powers. It is quite possible that the West will use his stance to intervene in Libya.

America and Britain have been friends of Gaddafi for quite some time now. Both oil interests and the war against "terrorism" have united them. It took President Obama nine days of carnage in Libya to express criticism of Gaddafi. It appears that the White House saw the opportunity to be seen on the right side and to use the opportunity ONLY when it realized that Gaddafi could not win.

Sanctions have been imposed on Libya just a couple of days back. This will only hurt the Libyan people. They are going to need international humanitarian support rather than sanctions.

We understand that the Salafi movement is strong in Benghazi and the eastern towns which have driven out Gaddafi's forces. The Muslim Brotherhood, though very weak, also has some resonance. It means that Libya will be Islamic, inshallah, after Gaddafi. These facts might be goading the Zionist lobby to urge US military intervention. That would be very unwise. Remember Iraq! The people will resist!

Instead of intervening, America should concede the right of the Libyan people to form an Islamic state.

Spotlights on Libya:
From Imam Badi Ali [National Islamic Shoora] Jamaat al-Muslimeen, NC

Spotlight #1: The Pharoah considered himself God. How did he arrive at this grave error? It was his courtiers and admirers, his people, who made him feel comfortable with this distortion of fact. That's what happened to Mubarak of Egypt, Ben Ali of Tunisia and Qaddafi of Libya. They did not suddenly arrive at the false view of themselves. Those who surrounded them made them think so. These hypocrites are a danger to their nations. In USA too we can see "Muslims" blindly supporting the power of America.

Spotlight #2: Scholars like Muslim Brotherhood's Shaikh Qaradawi did not issue a Fatwa against Mubarak for 30 years. Nor did he issue a Fatwa against Qaddafi for 42 years. Now he takes a high spiritual stance and pretends that he is a new Khomeini. Not so! This behavior is not Islamic at all.

Spotlight #3: See the Wisdom of Allah and His planning. He gave 30 years to Mubarak and then wrapped him up in 18 days. He gave 42 years to Qaddafi and sent him into a frenzy of craziness within 9 days. Fear Allah! He gives you time and then He grabs you and drags you by the forelock!

Spotlight #4: Look at the critics of Qaddafi, spouting their condemnation from all over the world. The Islamic critics, the honest voices of those sacrificing themselves within Libya, are not being heard. Instead those who live comfortably overseas and have been working for and with Qaddafi for decades are claiming to be his critics. We need honest leadership and it is in the liberated areas of Libya. Even al-Jazeerah is constantly repeating the secularist "outside" viewpoints. Why can't we see CLEAR photos of Libya?

Jamaat al-Muslimeen News, POB 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234
Next 3 items only.
Outreach: Silver Spring, Maryland
New Trend and Palestinian Tragedy/Appeal Distributed

On February 25, 2011 selected articles from New Trend were given to 45 after juma' at the Muslim Community Center [MCC] in the Silver Spring area of Maryland. Most of the people were Arabs, and West Africans with a few from India and Pakistan.

Separately, an information card printed by "If Americans Knew" about Tom Hurndall was given to 53 people. Tom, a US citizen, was killed by an Israeli sniper when he tried to move Palestinian children to safety near Gaza. Attached to the card was a sticker which said: "The war in Israel is not a war between Muslims and's a war between good and evil."

The New Trend articles included Dr. Shabazz' [ ] wisdom on education and inequality, Imam Badi's Spotlights about credit cards, Egypt and Gaza, Dr. Siddique's khutba on women in Islam and the need for Shii-Sunni unity, plus Ghaddafi's killing spree and Sis. Sofia's call for Global Muslim Unity.

Outreach #2
Baltimore Activists to Help with Boycott of Businesses which Support Israel.

After Dr. Siddique's khutba in Baltimore, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Boycott Movement brochure was picked up by 20 Muslim activists. They plan to spread the appeal to boycott pro-Israel businesses far and wide in Baltimore. The pro-Israeli businesses include Coca Cola, Nestle, Starbucks, Calvin Klein, Gap and Estee Lauder.

Peace Activist Br. Hodari Abdul-Ali
African American Muslim Leader Speaks at Lincoln University

On February 22, a Lincoln University [Pennsylvania] audience enjoyed an hour long presentation by Br. Hodari Abdul-Ali on "Changing Africa." The auditorium was almost full when the peace activist spoke.

Br. Hodari brought unusual teaching skills which kept his young audience alert and involved. He gave gifts to those young people who answered his questions correctly. These included educational videos of the correct situation in Darfur.

Some of the points Br. Hodari made were:
  1. Africa is central to the world's strategic balance as can be seen in the events in North African countries such as Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Libya.
  2. Africa is the richest continent in the world, with products such as gold, diamonds, uranium, rubber, coffee etc. The African people have been denied the fruits of their own wealth but that will change.
  3. The Black or Kemet culture of Africa was highly advanced and predated European advances in civilization.
  4. Africa is almost 80% Muslim. Hence, to understand Africa, we must understand Islam.
  5. The map of Africa has been drawn by the western powers and has cruelly divided the people of Africa. The development of Africa as a continental unity, with great diversity unified by values, affirms the growth of a new Africa.
Br. Hodari is a prominent Muslim and African American leader in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He was introduced by Dr. Kaukab Siddique as a contributor to peace and unity in Africa which in turn makes global understanding possible.

Palestinians will Realize, US is no Friend of Theirs

by Molly Moore [Maryland]

This is one of the most hypocritical and shameful things the U.S. has ever done ("U.S. vetoes resolution on Israeli settlements" Baltimore Sun, 2-19-11), even surpassing in its hypocrisy all the other U.S. vetoes of U.N. condemnations of Israel's international law violations.
Through all these years, and all the peace "processes," the U.S. began by affirming that Israeli settlements are in fact illegal according to the Geneva Convention, then somewhat later this is tempered by calling settlements "impediments to peace," then later on they are termed "not helpful." Now, apparently Ambassador Rice, even though considering Israeli settlement activity "corrosive to the process," is apparently willing for them to continue "in the interest of preserving conditions for negotiations." What does this mean? How can continuing these settlements be "in the interest of preserving conditions for negotiations" when the very basis for the negotiations -- the land -- is being swallowed up by the other party to the negotiations.
Surely now Palestinians will realize that the U.S. is no friend of theirs, and never has been an honest broker for a just peace. This is a truly asymmetrical conflict, where one side has all the power -- the U.S. and Israel against a people who are being brutally oppressed by the very people they are supposed to be negotiating with.

Merchants of Death
[Excerpted from the Independent of UK]

February 22.British Defense minister Gerald Howarth is in Abu Dhabi, where he is leading Britain's biggest ever delegation to an international arms fair. More than 100 UK firms are showcasing their products at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, which is aimed at governments in the Middle East and North Africa. Yasmin Khan, senior campaigns officer at the charity War on Want, called for the Prime Minister's "shameful" and "ill-timed" trip to be cancelled. She said: "It is deplorable that David Cameron is seeking to exploit the crisis by promoting sales of weapons and torture equipment to the region." Sarah Waldron, campaigns co-coordinator at Campaign Against the Arms Trade, said: "The UK Government prioritizes the interests of arms companies - it makes a mockery of claiming to have a rigorous approach to arms sales. People in the Middle East are dying in an attempt to get democracy and yet Cameron and other ministers are still selling weapons used to oppress them."

Hadith Studies.

This was originally presented at Women's History Conference in Atlanta [led by Sis. Hedaya.]

What does Islam say about Rape?
Hadith Stands by the Woman.
Merit in the Qur'an & hadith is Based on Behavior, not on Gender

by Kaukab Siddique

  1. Basis of merit and Superiority in Islam.
  2. Hadith Indicate Process of Gradual Transformation of Women's Situation. Death for Rape.
  3. Facts about Taliban go Against U.S. Propaganda. We reject Imperialist/Zionist Agenda.
  4. Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine are Examples of Global Rape and Resistance.
  1. Muslims who don't study Hadith are being told that Hadith goes against the rights of women or that perhaps that it was even fabricated. [The RAND Corporation was involved in this campaign against Hadith.] Some people genuinely do misunderstand Hadith because they are unaware of the purpose of Hadith. The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, did not right away change the conditions of oppressed people, including women. It took 23 years through a process of teaching, organizing, hijra, jihad and consolidation of the Islamic community.

    Hadith record the words and achievements of the Prophet, pbuh, but they also record the terrible conditions of oppression which continued to exist for years and were gradually removed. For instance, the Hadith tells us that some men used to beat women. It also tells us the methodology the Prophet, pbuh, used to put an end to beatings as well as psychological mistreatment of women. The Prophet, pbuh, knew more women than any man ever has but the Hadith tells us that he NEVER RAISED HIS HAND AGAINST A WOMAN. In Islam, the Prophet's, pbuh, interpretation of Islam is final in all matters.

    Hadith tells us that Muta [temporary marriage] was rife and polygamy was rampant and unrestricted. It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, prohibited Mutah and put severe restrictions on polygamy. The Hadith tells us that SLAVERY was commonplace in Arabia and Persia and Rome. It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, condemned slavery outright and carried out various reforms to put an end to it.

    In finality, Hadith in Bukhari's Sahih tell us that Allah does not accept the prayers of a slaver. It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, did not have a slave. Again, the Prophet's, pbuh, example is final in all matters.

    In war, Christians, Jews and pagans enslaved women captives. The Muslims too did this for quite a while. The Prophet, pbuh, gave a superb example in this matter, when he MARRIED a captive women, Safiiyah, may Allah be pleased with her, and honored her, and she became a Mother of the Believers. Guess which of these Hadith, the enemies of Islam list? They will always select Hadith about the transitional stage. One will NEVER find a FINAL Hadith on these matters in the collections of the rejectors of Hadith. These people are dishonest.

    Finally, the Prophet, pbuh, instituted the death penalty for the RAPIST. Muslims of our times are so far from Islam that they have not implemented this Hadith.

    If superiority is given to anyone in Islam, it is given to women who are mothers. The prophet, pbuh, put the mother 3 times above the father. The Qur'an puts the mother second only to Allah. The Prophet, pbuh, in Hadith guarantees Paradise to those who bring up their daughters well. He told men that the best among them are those who are best to their wives.

  2. The enemies of Islam know that many women in the Muslim world have not received their Islamic rights. This situation gives these enemies an opportunity to project their power into Muslim lands in the name of "justice for Muslim women." The most important example of this projection is the propaganda blitz which was used to demonize the Taliban.

    Afghan women outside Kabul wore the chadri before the Taliban rose to power, and Afghan women wear it today. However the Taliban were blamed for the chadri as if they invented it. A communist splinter group working with the Zionists distributed pictures of a woman being executed in Kabul stadium by the Taliban. [A man was also executed, but this agent group focused on the woman.] The claim was made that the Taliban are woman haters. Here are a few facts:

    1. Taliban leader Mullah Omar first came forth to punish and execute the rapists of a woman. No woman was ever raped under Taliban rule.
    2. Yvonne Ridley, a British journalist captured by the Taliban, has provided a detailed account of the way she was treated by the Taliban. Her account contradicts all the stories against the Taliban distributed by the Zionist media.
    3. The Taliban did execute a woman and did beat up a few women in Kabul, a city which they took by armed force. By comparison, look at the treatment of German women by the allied victors in 1945. The Russian armies raped EVERY GERMAN WOMAN from the age of 8 to 80. The American forces "bought" German women for one chocolate each. The French and the British too instituted a reign of terror in conquered Germany.

      During the Vietnam war, the Americans turned a friendly city, Saigon, into a vast brothel even without conquest. So when we want to condemn the Taliban, let's ask: Whom are we comparing them with?
    4. Why do American activists who are skeptical of news and features broadcast by the Zionist-controlled media become very naive when the same media report on the Taliban? Is there any reason why the media reporting on the Taliban will be honest?

Islamic Human Rights Commission

25 February 2011. Action Alert:
Yemen - Killings of peaceful protesters continue despite president's promise to protect them
  1. Summary IHRC is deeply concerned by the continued use of violence in Yemen by the government's forces against the peaceful protesters. The Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh had promised earlier to protect the anti-government protesters and pro-government protesters equally. Peaceful protests and demonstrations should not be prohibited. Western countries seem to have conveniently forgotten about the current incidents and violence in Yemen making no mention of this critical issue. The Yemeni President must be tried before the International Criminal Court, for the ongoing crimes committed through his security forces.

    The British government must not remain silent whilst innocent civilians are being killed in Yemen. IHRC urges campaigners to write letters to their Foreign Secretary/ Minister of Foreign Affairs urging them to call on the International Criminal Court to take action against President Saleh, for the continued attacks and killings of peaceful protesters by his government forces.
  2. Background President Saleh, who had ruled Yemen for 32 years, stated that he had given orders to protect anti-government protesters. However, protesters are being killed day by day by the government's security forces who are using lethal weapons against them. Despite the Yemeni mass demands for his departure, Saleh has stated that he will not step down until the end of his term in 2013. President Saleh ordered security forces to intervene and prevent any clashes between the anti-government and pro-government protesters. On Tuesday evening, armed pro-government supporters attacked thousands of anti-government protesters, killing two of them, in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. A heavy armed security presence has been reported in the different cities in Yemen resulting in seventeen people killed over the last week, during protests calling for the end of Saleh's regime. IHRC urges the campaigners to write letters to their Foreign Secretary/ Minister of Foreign Affairs urging them to call on the International Criminal Court to take action against President Saleh, for the continued attacks and killings of peaceful protesters by his government forces.
  3. Action required Write to your Minister of Foreign Affairs / Foreign Secretary urging them to call on the International Criminal Court to bring Saleh and the others to account.
  4. Sample letter

A sample letter is given below for your convenience. Please note that model letters can be sent directly or adjusted as necessary to include further details. If you receive a reply to the letter you send, we request you to send a copy of the letter you sent and the reply you received to IHRC. This is very important as it helps IHRC to monitor the situation with regards to our campaigns and to improve upon the current model letters. It is preferable that letters be sent via post, or otherwise by fax and/or email.

(UK campaigners can write using the address supplied below, fax: +44 (0)20 7839 2417 or email: )
[Your name] [Your address] [Date]

Rt. Hon. William Hague MP Foreign & Commonwealth Office

King Charles Street London, SW1A 2AH, UK

Dear Mr Hague, Re: Yemen- Anti-government protesters killed by security forces

I am deeply concerned over the use of live ammunition and tear gas against the civilians in Yemen, despite the promise made by President Ali Abduallah Saleh to protect the peaceful pro and anti-government protesters.

The government's crackdown on protesters continues in the different cities of Yemen where demonstrations are taking place. A heavy security presence was reported resulting in the death of 17 civilians over the last week by security forces during the protests calling for the end of Saleh's regime. Despite the Yemeni mass demands for his departure, Saleh has stated that he will not step down until the end of his term. He added that he does not intend to run for the presidency elections in 2013, reportedly stating that he will not concede to the demands of the protesters and will not leave unless decided "through elections".

The incidents happening in Yemen are as equally as important as the incidents in Libya and Bahrain. However, I have not heard any statements by the British government condemning the use of violence against civilians in Yemen.

I urge you to condemn the crimes of Saleh's regime and bring it to the attention of the media. Please call for the UN membership of Yemen to be withdrawn.

Furthermore, the imposition of sanctions on the Yemeni government is vital until the government ceases using violence against the protesters. The British government cannot remain silent whilst innocent civilians are being killed in Yemen. I urge you to call on the International Criminal Court to bring President Saleh and all those implicated in ordering civilian deaths to account. I look forward to your reply regarding this urgent matter.

Yours sincerely, [Your signature] [Your name]

IHRC is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Please help IHRC by visiting and making a donation or buying an item from our on-line store. If you want to subscribe to the IHRC list please send an email to If you want to unsubscribe from the IHRC list please send an email from your subscribed email address to If you are reusing this alert, please cite the source. For more information, please contact the office on the numbers or email below.
"And what reason have you that you should not fight in the way of Allah and of the weak among the men and the women and the children, (of) those who say: Our Lord! Cause us to go forth from this town, whose people are oppressors, and give us from Thee a guardian and give us from Thee a helper." Holy Qur'an: Chapter 4, Verse 75

Join the Struggle for Justice. Join IHRC. Islamic Human Rights Commission PO Box 598 Wembley HA9 7XH. United Kingdom Telephone (+44) 20 8904 4222 Fax (+44) 20 8904 5183 Email:

Pakistanis Rage Against US Intervention.
Brothers of Raymond's Victims Address Mass Sit-in Against US Violence.
Islamic Leader Munawar Hasan Demands that Raymond be Handed Over.

By Sh. Amjad [Lahore]

LAHORE, Feb. 25: The Jamaat e Islami chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, has exhorted the armed forces, national security institutions and the law enforcement agencies to protect the citizens against the US terrorists and search out the spies engaged in anti-Pakistan activities hiding in the US Consulates.

Addressing a large sit-in organized by the JI at the Qartba Chowk Friday afternoon against the killing of three Pakistanis by Raymond Davis and to press for hanging the killer, he urged the state institutions to foil the US unholy designs against this country by rejecting Washington's pressure tactics and temptations.

Terming the rulers as cowards and US slaves, the JI chief deplored that President Zardari had not even uttered the name of Pakistan's aggrieved daughter, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. He called upon the Punjab Governor and the Chief Minister to register a case against the US Consul General for unlawfully protecting the criminals and direct involvement in anti-state activities, adding that the Consul General should be kept in custody until the vehicle that ran over Ibadur Rahman and the four armed terrorists traveling in that, were produced.

Besides the JI leaders, the brothers of the Shaheeds, Ibadur Rahman, Faizan and Faheem, also addressed the gathering that raised slogans against the US and the rulers and demanded that Raymond be hanged.

Syed Munawar Hasan told the emotional and responsive crowd at the Qartba Chowk that if the Governor and the Chief Minister were unable to perform their duty on this score, he himself would accomplish the task, and warned that if the killers of our sons were not handed over to the nation, the government alone will be responsible for the consequences. The JI chief said that the rulers loved dollars and were even prepared to sell out their independence, sovereignty and honor.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that the nation was facing serious threats from the anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan terrorism unleashed by the US as Washington was out to punish Pakistan for its defeat in Afghanistan. He said the JI had repeatedly pointed out the presence of US terrorist organizations in the country but the rulers kept complete silence on this regard instead of nabbing the terrorists. However, he said, the situation had forced the masses to come out on the streets against the US and the rulers.

He said, the JI's "Go America Go" movement had now become the voice of every patriotic Pakistani as the US wanted to enforce its New World Order in the world, especially the Muslim countries, through the IMF and World bank.

. Addressing the gathering, JI Secretary General, Liaquat Baloch, demanded the hanging of Raymond Davis at the Qartaba Chowk where Raymond had killed our innocent youth. He saluted the martyrs' heirs for withstanding every pressure from the rulers and refusing the sell out the blood of their sons. He said this was also a challenge for the parliament, the Foreign Ministry and the armed forces, and the killers should not be allowed to leave the country in any case. He sounded a clear warning to the rulers that if they took any unconstitutional or unlawful step in this regard, the Pakistani nation would make an example of them.

World War II: Anniversary of Dresden Holocaust: 3 items
With thanks to Mark Weber
The Worst Crime Against Civilians: By Churchill & his Jewish Adviser "The Prof."

The Blood of Dresden by Kurt Vonnegut [Entertainmenttimesonline.] .. ..

In February 1945, American bombers reduced this treasure to crushed stone and embers; disembowelled her with high explosives and cremated her with incendiaries .. .. It is with some regret that I here besmirch the nobility of our airmen, but, boys, you killed an appalling lot of women and children. The shelter I have described and innumerable others like it were filled with them. We had to exhume their bodies and carry them to mass funeral pyres in the parks, so I know .. .. The "Get Tough America" policy, the spirit of revenge, the approbation of all destruction and killing, have earned us a name for obscene brutality.

The Dresden Holocaust by David Irving - Focal Point Publications fpp Perspective, background and commentary on the Allied fire-bombing of Dresden , February 1945, compiled by British historian David Irving. Evidence that the death toll was much larger than the now "official" figure of about 25,000.

Apocalypse at Dresden by R. H. S. Crossman -- Esquire magazine (1963) christusrex.

The long suppressed story of the worst massacre in the history of the world [the Feb. 1945 destruction of Dresden ] /

If the British Commonwealth and the United States last a thousand years, men may say that this was their darkest hour. Were all the crimes against humanity committed during World War II the work of Hitler's underlings? That was certainly the impression created by the fact that only Germans were brought to trial at Nuremburg .. .. What is less widely recognized .. .. is that the Western democracies were responsible for the most senseless single act of mass murder committed in the whole course of World War II.

Somali Sentenced to 9 Years: Attacked Cartoonist

A Danish court sentenced a 29 year old Somali to 9 years in prison to be followed by deportation. He had forced his way, with an axe, into a cartoonist's strongly secured home. The cartoonist had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, which were condemned by peacefrul Muslim demonstrators around the world. [One exception was Zaid Shakir in USA who condemned the peaceful demonstrators.]

2011-02-28 Mon 18:41:30 cst