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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Thani 29,1432/April 3, 2011 # 14

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Ivory Coast: Heavy fighting continued through March 31, April 1 and 2 between the forces loyal to Bagbo and Outtara. Tens of thousands of people have become homeless. The death toll is rising after massacre and counter massacre in a western town. The suffering is greater than that in Libya but President Obams and African American leaders are silent. Ivory Coast urgently needs help.

Afghanistan: Huge demonstrations broke out in Afghan cities following the news that a Christian pastor in Florida [USA] had desecrated and burned the Qur'an. On Friday, April 1, in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, demonstrators became violent when guards at the UN compound opened fire on them killing 3 . The demonstrators seized weapons from the [Napalese] guards and stormed the UN center killing the 4 guards and 3 European officials. [Afghans consider the UN a branch of the US.]

Then on April 2, in Kandahar, Karzai's troops opened fire on a very large rally against the Qur'an desecration in the USA. At least 10 unarmed Muslims were killed in the shooting. The crowds then ran riot, setting government buildings and vehicles on fire and injuring scores of police. The city is now in a seriously disorganized condition.

[All through March, guerrilla attacks by the Taliban on NATO forces continued resulting in the death of 37 of NATO's best troops. In two small arms attacks in Kunar province, Taliban killed 6 troops from the US 101st airborne division, US sources say.]

In Libya, the US has suddenly withdrawn from the bombing campaign. There is speculation that the US has realized that Qaddafi was right: the "rebels" are strongly Islamic and include al-Qaida fighters. The bombing destroyed only a dozen Gaddafi tanks and 20 vehicles. No casualties are mentioned. The rag tag rebels cannot face Gaddafi's artillery fire and are now regrouping under a professional officer's command. In Misrata [western Libya], Gaddafi's military has killed 237 civilians in two weeks. Hundreds of civilians from African countries have taken refuge in Misrata even as Gaddafi's forces shell the city. [See US Muslim rebel leader Shaikh al-Awlaki's statement from Yemen, distributed by Reuters, on why al-Qaida sees the uprisings in Arab countries as very positive for the Islamic cause. Scroll all the way down.]

In Syria and Yemen, the people's unarmed rallies continued. The tyrant Assad has made some arrogant speeches and has killed more people. In Yemen too, the corrupt regime refuses to leave. Gaddafi's horrific killing of civilians has encouraged both Assad and Salah to stay in power but the people seem to have no more fear of the tyrants, reports say. Crowds are larger. Huge!

Bahrain's opposition has been crushed temporarily with Saudi help but people are not giving up.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen News
National Islamic Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen on April 23, inshallah.
Host: Imam Badi Ali
Secretary General: Sis. Ashira Na'im
Ameer: Kaukab Siddique

Literature Given to 191 Muslims after Juma: Pakistani & African American Muslims
April 1, 2011: At the largest gathering of Muslims in Maryland, at Masjid Rahma, western Baltimore, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's literature was given to 191 people, mostly Pakistanis, African Americans and Arabs. It consisted of 6 pages, including a report on demonstrations all over Pakistan to protest desecration of the Qur'an in Florida. Also included was an intro to Sarmila Bose's book on East Pakistan which undermines Indian and secular Bengali propaganda against Pakistan.
Also included in the six pages was a summary of Dr. Siddique's khutba against dictatorship in Egypt, Libya, Syria etc and his analysis of the dire condition of women in America. There was a note on Sis. Nadrat's great success as a marathoner as well as an appeal to Min. Farrakhan to ask Gaddafi not to use heavy weapons on civilians.
The final item was Br. Shamim Siddiqui's mind boggling article titled: Hang Gaddafi!
During the distribution, a Jamaat representative kept chanting: "Muslim world is rising up!" "Muslim world is rising up!" [Try the chant. It works!]

The Kind of Teachers who can teach Students how to Learn
Excerpted from the writings of Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ ] [Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and teacher of teachers.]

" ... the most successful teachers in reaching, teaching and inspiring all students to pursue excellence are those who:
All students (the experienced and inexperienced) readily respond positively to these kinds of teachers, and they learn how to learn, excel and learn to love the pursuit of knowledge.

Needed For Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Peaceful Movement for Change in America ....

Our supporters need to read Br. Shamim Siddiqui's books for the organized effort needed to spread Islam in America.

He urges US Muslims to study Islam, imbibe its spiritual values and evaluate themselves as Muslims. Americans are looking for authentic Islam. Let us do our homework and do Allah's work to win the hearts and minds of the American people.

In his beautiful 160 page book The Dawah Program, Br. Shamim [Long Island, New York], teaches us how to deal with Christians and other non-Muslims. It is packed with practical help for those who want Islam to win the people by peaceful means. We can send it free to serious activists.

Israel is the central source of Oppression in the Middle East: Why is it ignored?
We have the "abused wife syndrome" in our nations.

Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali [National Islamic Shoora] Jamaat al-Muslimeen, NC

Spotlight #1: Oppression is the topic of discussion in the middle east but why is the central source of oppression, ISRAEL, being ignored? It was to protect Israel that the West supported all the dictators and tyrants.

Spotlight #2: The pillars of oppression are: Poverty, Injustice and Ignorance.

Spotlight #3: Can you be neutral when a bear or a predator is beating up a little bird? If you are too scared, at least go to the third level of faith given in the Hadith: consider it evil in your heart and make that truthful feeling an investment in your view of life.

Spotlight #4: In the behavior of tyrants, we can see the "abused wife syndrome." The tyrant abuses the wife but considers it his right. Over time, the abused wife too starts thinking that she deserves to be beaten and admires the strength of the abuser. Such is the situation of Muslim nations.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dr. Siddique Addressses Academic Freedom, Holocaust Story, Libya, 9.11
Dr. Kaukab Siddique was on the Kevin Barrett show on March 30. Barrett is a convert to Islam who is famous for his endorsement of "insider" theories about 9.11. He gave Dr. Siddique complete freedom to have his say on a variety of subjects for 50 minutes LIVE. Here is a summary of Dr. Siddique's main points:

Letter: Muslim Woman's Brief Comment on Recent New Trend: Hang Qaddafi, etc.
Thank you. A lot of good information - as usual.
Fatma B [Washington, DC]

Letter: Objection to the "Hang Qaddafi" Article
I propose we refrain from advocating hanging the bad guys ( see article by Shamim Siddiqui of Long Island). Not good. Non-violence or justice, does not promote the best aspects of Islam or any other holy tradition; it does nothing other than inflame already very intense passions that obstruct the making of peace. If we hang the bad guys willy-nilly we'll have a long road in front of us and not many left to walk it at the end

Paul Magno
Washington DC

Re: Dr. Siddique's Khutba on dictators, Shaikh Omar, American Women's Suffering

Aslaam-o -Alaikum!

Dear brother Dr.Kaukab Siddique,you are truly an asset to the nation . Please keep up the good work.


Habib Yousafzai [England]

[The writer has posted the khutba on several Muslim lists. Thanks - Editor]

Letters:Re: Personal from the editor of New Trend: My daughter is a marathoner!
Nadrat baytee! Salaam alaikum. Well done, and shabash. May Allah Kareem bless you with a long life. You will see how much good running does to a person's body. Having been a distance runner and long distance walker I can say this from personal experience. Believe you me, baytee, you will soon start seeing the effects of this running on your heart and systems. You make me proud.
Affectionately, Mir Salim Ullah [Pakistan]
[Ed. note: "baytee" is Urdu for daughter. Shabash is Urdu for congratulations.]

Assalamualaikum bro Kaukab
Congratulations on your daughter running the marathon of 26 miles. Masha-Allah, that's impressive! Wish I can also do something like that.
Jazakullahu Khair.
Amin Shah
Boston, Massachusetts

Hijra from Makkah to Madinah was on camel, not on foot.
Dr. Omar Afzal [Ithaca, New York] has noted, re. our marathon story, that Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, did his hijra from Makkah to Madinah on camel back, not on foot. He is correct. Here is the sequence of events:
The Prophet, pbuh, and Abu Bakr, r.a., walked three miles from Makkah, going south to the mountain known as Thaur. They climbed the mountain and then slid down into a dark and deep cave. They stayed there for three nights. Every night Asma, r.a., brought them skimpy but healthy food, walking three miles, climbing the mountain and then going back three miles. Thus she walked a total of 18 miles in the rough desert in three days.
The hiding place was in the south of Makkah, while Madinah is in the north. This was done to fool the oppressors. They even tried the south and came close to finding the two but finally gave up. Then a camel driver brought two camels on which the messenger and his closest friend rode to Madinah. The heat was intense and it took tremendous physical endurance to complete the journey. [The best narrative on hijra, based on Hadith, is in Maulana Maudoodi's Seerate Sarware Alam, salAllahoalaihiwassalam, Vol. 2, October 1978, in the Urdu language.]

This may be why the US is opting out of Military Operations in Libya
Obama did not Understand Gaddafi till it was too Late

March 17: LONDON (Reuters) - Al Qaeda's most influential English-language preacher said revolts sweeping the Arab world would help rather than harm its cause by giving Islamists freed from tyranny greater scope to speak out.
Western and Arab officials say the example set by young Arabs seeking peaceful political change is a counterweight to al-Qaeda's push for violent militancy and weakens its argument that democracy and Islam are incompatible.

But al Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, in an article published online on Tuesday, said the removal of anti-Islamist autocrats meant Islamic fighters and scholars were now freer to discuss and organize.

"Our mujahideen brothers in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and the rest of the Muslim world will get a chance to breathe again after three decades of suffocation," he wrote, using a term that refers generally to Islamic guerrilla groups or holy warriors.

"For the scholars and activists of Egypt to be able to speak again freely, it would represent a great leap forward for the mujahideen," wrote Awlaki, an American of Yemeni origin who is believed to be hiding in southern Yemen.

He said it did not matter what sort of government succeeded Arab autocrats, as these were unlikely to be as repressive. Imagining that only a Taliban-style regime would benefit al Qaeda was "a too short term way" of looking at events.

"We do not know yet what the outcome would be (in any given country), and we do not have to. The outcome doesn't have to be an Islamic government for us to consider what is occurring to be a step in the right direction," he said.
Revolts break fear "barriers"

"In Libya, no matter how bad the situation gets and no matter how pro-Western or oppressive the next government proves to be, we do not see it possible for the world to produce another lunatic of the same caliber of the Colonel (Gaddafi)."

Awlaki said the revolts had broken "the barriers of fear" among Muslims whose "defeatism" under tyranny had deepened after Algeria's crushing of an Islamist uprising in the 1990s.

Awlaki made his remarks in the fifth edition of "Inspire," an online al Qaeda magazine aimed at Muslims in the West.
The publication is produced by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), an arm of al Qaeda responsible for the group's most spectacular attempted attacks in recent years

2011-04-03 Sun 19:26:09 cdt